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Aspidistra lurida 'Ginga'
Common Name: Cast Iron Plant Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Cast iron plants are often used as houseplants where they can be placed in dark corners where they seem impervious to low light conditions. Yet they are also hardy on the west coast and can be planted outside in shaded conditions, especially with overhead protection from trees and shrubs. Aspidistra 'Ginga' is an attractive, dwarf plant with dark green, evergreen leaves flecked with yellow to cream spots.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Rock crevices in limestone mountains at 300 m.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness7b-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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