Rohdea japonica

Also known as:

  • Sacred Lily
  • Nippon Lily

Plant Type

perennial

Zones

6a-10b

Size

H:1'-12"
W:12"-2'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade, shade

Features

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Fruit:

red

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Digging Dog Nursery

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31101 Middle Ridge Road Albion, California

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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines.

Brian's Botanicals

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6350 North Preston Hwy Louisville, Kentucky

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Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Digging Dog Nursery

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31101 Middle Ridge Road Albion, California

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(707) 937-1130

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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines.

Brian's Botanicals

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6350 North Preston Hwy Louisville, Kentucky

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Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

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Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

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This rare and highly-prized, tropical-looking, oriental native provides the appearance of an evergreen hosta. The 1' long x 2" wide, thick, dark green leaves form an upright vase-shaped clump to 2' wide in 10 years. Late in the season, the insignificant flowers produce short stalks of red berries that persist through the winter at the base of the plant. When used en masse, rohdeas are a dynamite evergreen addition to the deep shade garden for a presence even in winter. We have masses of these growing at the base of giant black walnut trees...can you say tough?

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Portland, Oregon

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At first glace you may not think this is the most exciting plant, only when you find out that it is EXTREMELY tolerant of dry shade, evergreen and hardy to cold that you realize this plant ROCKS! Slow growing, evergreen, lily relative from Japan. Good looking year round. Water to establish and then only occasionally. Humus enriched soil, good drainage. Requires shade. To 14" tall and slowly to 2' wide. Red berries follow tiny green flowers.

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Canby, Oregon

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(SACRED LILY) Evergreen perennial with lily-like 1’ clumps of dark green, strappy leaves...superb small scale ground cover for shaded sites...elegant; rhizomatous (not invasive) Valued mostly for its foliage, but also has large succulent red fruits in fall from small white summer basal flowers that last well into winter. Moist, humus rich soils, part shade to full shade. Happy in pots too. Thrives in the PNW...rarely offered. USDA Z6 4” pot

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Albion, California

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Tropical-looking and tenacious, this rare highly praised Asian perennial premieres slow growing vase-shaped rosettes of long strapping dark green leaves that maintain a textural presence year round. Unusual pineapple-like blooms appear on short stalks followed by brilliant red-orange clustered fruit, persisting through winter and dramatically offset wide, leathery up and outward arching evergreen foliage. Reminiscent of a Hosta, Sacred Lily makes a handsome container subject or low maintenance ground cover, where it easily tackles deer, drought and deep shade.

Description by: Brian's Botanicals

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Louisville, Kentucky

502-963-3694

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Rohdea japonica (Sacred Lily) this form is a bit more narrow than other seed grown forms we have offered. A great perennial with dark green shiny leaves growing to around 1 to 2 feet tall. The flowers are not really noticeable but it holds red berries through out the winter. A very tough plant with a great tropical appeal. Foliage: Dark green strap like foliage Flowers: Small but does have bright red berries Height: 1 to maybe 2 feet

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Watkinsville, Georgia

706-310-0143

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Dark evergreen straplike leaves and an ability to grow in dry, closet-like shade make this a very useful plant sometimes. First saw this at Callaway gardens under a burford holly in the woods. It doesn't get much darker or drier than that! Red fruit on a stalk in the crown is cheerful in winter.

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