Vietnamese Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior var. vietnamensis 'Amanogawa')

Also sold as:
'Milky Way'
Aspidistra elatior 'Milky Way'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Dark green with yellow to creamy white specks and stripes.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, USA - Zone 7a) on Oct 5, 2019 9:43 PM

Plants sold under this name are almost always actually Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior var. vietnamensis 'Ginga'). The true 'Amanogawa' has both spots and stripes as is shown here:

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