Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Aspidistra sp. 'China Sun'
China Sun Cast Iron Plant
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Item #: 2116
Zones: 8a to 10b
Height: 10" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(Aka: Aspidistra sp. QCS-III-L) Aspidistra 'China Sun' is a cool cast iron plant (possibly a new species) that was wild-collected by Dr. Jim Waddick from the Qing Cheng San Mountains of Sichuan in 1985 and introduced by Plant Delights in 1999. Each 20" long x 2.25" wide leaf is speckled with pale, light-yellow dots. This is the most vigorous of the "China" series of cast iron plants. Each clump of Aspidistra 'China Sun' makes a nice, loose-growing specimen clump or may be massed in the woodland garden.
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green , Variegated , Yellow/Gold
Bloom Time: Winter
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Living Wall
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