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PlantFiles Pictures: Cast Iron (Aspidistra elatior)

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Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2004
10:14 PM

Post #749900

Cast Iron Plant
Aspidistra elatior

Hardy green leaves adding interst to any shade garden.

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/606/

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nipajo
Dallas, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 11, 2004
6:02 PM

Post #750573

I know that cast iron plant is a great indoor plant, but I decided to put mine outside several years ago and they have multiplied ten-fold. In the winter they get direct sun but in the summer it is in deep shade. Once planted they do not seem like they want to be moved. The roots are very deep. Do not seem like they have any pests.
IslandJim
Keizer, OR
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2004
8:57 PM

Post #801610

Anyone seen this one bloom? I've read that it's polinated by slugs and snails. Flowers are small and tubular, like crinum lily flowers only much shorter; heavy jasmine scent. Grows very well outdoors here [southwest Florida].

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