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Tupistra nutans

Aspidistra-leaf Tupistra

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Item #: 4055

Zones: 8a to 10b, guessing

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: India

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

Tupistra nutans is first cousin to the great shade garden plant rohdea, but virtually unknown in popular literature. T. nutans is an amazing Indian native that makes a nice clump resembling an aspidistra on steroids. Each clump is composed of 3' long narrow dark green leaves that are held upright...great in the shade garden or in an indoor container. In late fall, spikes of 4" pendulous mustard-yellow flowers with a purple center are produced in abundance. In India, the entire inflorescence of open flowers and buds makes a delightful slightly bitter curry, which tastes like button mushrooms! I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to give up on McDonald's yet.