Aspidistra sinensis 'Cosmos'

Cosmos Cast Iron Plant

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Item #: 7548

Zones: 9a to 11

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Aspidistra sinensis 'Cosmos', originally offered as a form of Aspidistra saxicola, is a Jim Waddick introduction from the Sichuan Botanical Garden in China, that's made a fantastic container specimen, albeit insanely slow growing. The 7" long x 2.5" wide black-green leaves with almost no stalk are nicely spotted with large, vibrant creamy yellow spots. In October, take a peek at the leaf base and you'll see the cute, small purple flowers.