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whlock
Orlovista, FL

January 8, 2013
8:36 AM

Post #9379031

Saw this plants in the shade in Savannah, GA and Orlando but never saw it in the nursery. I would like to get some of these and what kind of plants are these?

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 8, 2013
8:47 AM

Post #9379037

This is Aspidistra….aka. Cast Iron plant. Superb for shade areas!

Edit to add link… http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/606/

A very good house plant too.

This message was edited Jan 8, 2013 11:51 AM
OldWrangler
Spring, TX

January 8, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9379041

Actually Aspidistra elator...very common Cast Iron Plant...really invasive.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 8, 2013
10:17 AM

Post #9379126

I agree. I even have one in the front yard. In your pic, it looks like a variegated cultivar.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
2:29 PM

Post #9379330

I'm not sure it's variegated - mine get sun burn and that's what it looks like to me. Yes, it's VERY invasive - I have it all across the front of my home and fight it all the time. It looks ratty and generally messy all the time!
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 8, 2013
3:54 PM

Post #9379426

I'm kind of surprised to hear "invasive" for this plant. I've had a stand of it for about 10 years now, and I've not found it to be invasive at all… I sorta wish it was! In this area that I have it . I know that it certainly does not like the sun, but for me, it has been very well behaved. I think I do see a small amount of variegation that growin is talking about…A slight "vein" in the center of the leaf. I give this plant a thumbs up! :-)

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 8, 2013
4:00 PM

Post #9379438

I was surprised this plant survived being sprayed with herbicide by my wonderful neighbours. Tough thing but certainly isn't invasive here.

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