Aspidistra elatior 'Okame'

Also known as:

  • Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'
  • Variegated Cast Iron Plant

Plant Type

perennial, groundcover

Zones

7a-10b

Size

H:16"-30"
W:16"-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular, occasional, low, drought tolerant, dry when dormant

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, bright shade, dappled shade, mostly shade, shade

Features

Flower Color:

cream, purple

Foliage Color:

variegated, white, green

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

spring

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Aspidistra elatior 'Okame' 1

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The solution to your shadiest spot: a cast iron plant with lovely white stripes on dark green leaves, to 2+ ft tall. Hardy outdoors in light to deep shade with normal summer water, they prefer good drainage. Regular summer water for best appearance, though tolerant of long dry periods. Clumping plants, they are somewhat slow growing, doubling their size in a few years. Also fab in a container. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.

Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

www.cistus.com

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Mail Order Nursery Retail Nursery
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The solution to your shadiest spot: a cast iron plant with lovely white stripes on dark green leaves, to 2+ ft tall. Hardy outdoors in light to deep shade with normal summer water, they prefer good drainage. Regular summer water for best appearance, though tolerant of long dry periods. Clumping plants, they are somewhat slow growing, doubling their size in a few years. Also fab in a container. Frost hardy to 0 °F, USDA zone 7.

Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

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(syn: A. elatior 'Variegata') Aspidistra 'Okame' is one of the most asked about cast iron plants in our garden, but we haven't had enough to offer for years...until now. The 30" tall, dark green upright leaves are highlighted with dramatic vertical white stripes...think a milk truck spill. In the deep South, this slowly expanding clumper makes a nice bold evergreen accent, even in dark shade. Toward the northern end of the range, it may suffer from winter burn, which is easily relieved by a spring haircut. The bizarre flowers resembling a dwarf pepperoni pizza occur at the leaf base in very early spring.

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