2006 Theodore Klein Plant Award Winner
Rohdea japonica – sacred lily
This uncommon, evergreen perennial is one of the most overlooked hardy foliage plants available. Long, strap-like evergreen leaves to about 15” in height form small clumps that increase slowly. While the flowers are insignificant, the fruit can be quite showy all fall and winter. Short stalks nestled down in the foliage bear clusters of brilliant red-orange fruit that contrast beautifully with the deep green leaves. This is an excellent choice for a limited spread groundcover, a small specimen clump or even in a container. Some of the variegated forms can be stunning, although a bit costly. Best grown in shade, and once established, Rohdea is quite drought tolerant. Propagate by division or seed. The image to the right was provided by Dr. Paul Cappiello.
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