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Aspidistra sichuanensis 'Kinboshi'

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We first encountered this cultivar in Lucca Italy at the annual flower show that we participate in. Like most species it arises from a relatively strong slowly creeping rhizome, forming small colonies of upright parchment textured glossy evergreen leaves which are oblong-lanceolate to 46 cm long by about 9 cm wide on petioles to 45 cm long. Although in this cultivar the leaf is conspicuously marked by lots of white spotting surrounded by a halo of darker fading to green. Whilst still bearing the annual flowering directly from the rhizome (hence do not bury them deeply) solitary campanulate 6-lobed purple flowers late summer to autumn. We have grown this species outside for many years in shelter from freezing winds in a soil that does not waterlog, in dense to light shade. Syn. Chromatograp

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Asparagaceae) Aspidistra sichuanensis 'Kinboshi'
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Purple Spring, summer medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Shade Evergreen variegated China
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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