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Disporopsis arisanensis
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Disporopsis arisanensis

Evergreen Solomon's Seal

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Item #: 1555

Zones: 7a to 9b, possibly colder

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: China

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

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This rare evergreen Solomon's seal, native to Southern China, initially came into the US as D. fusco-picta. After years of study we, as well as others, have determined that it is actually D. arisanensis, since the rhizome on true D. fusco-picta is quite different. With a habit similar to our native Solomon's seal, this also has a slowly creeping rhizome. The difference is that the foliage is very thick and glossy (twice as wide as D. pernyi), and yes...evergreen to 5 degrees F. In late spring, the plants produce tiny, white, bell-like flowers.