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Aspidistra aff. geastrum 'Opium Hit' - BSWJ6563

Pot Size: 1 litre
Price: £17.50
These are not the fastest plants to multiply, hence it has taken 20 years to bulk it up. Initially collected from an area that the military had warned us to keep our heads down, as several people had been shot the previous week, because they had seen the opium runners and did not want to be identified. Collected from Doi Hit in northern Thailand in 1998. Where it formed loose colonies of unusually mottled and faintly striped leaves, which only have short petioles bearing the broadly elliptic leaves. Spreading from a thick rhizome only bearing a single leaf at intervals sometimes with the distinct purple campanulate flower at ground level followed by large grape-sized fruit. Best grown in a shaded container in a humus rich but well drained compost avoiding over watering. Keep frost free

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Convallariaceae) Aspidistra aff. geastrum 'Opium Hit' BSWJ6563
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Purple Late summer, autumn small
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Shade Evergreen variegated Thailand
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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