Cast Iron Plant

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Aspidistra elatior 'Milky Way'

Milky Way is an evergreen rhizmatous perennial maturing at about 2' tall with a 3' spread. It has long, strap-like leaves with pale yellow stippling, and in summer produces an exotic flower -- an 8-lobed, cream-colored bloom with a dark maroon center.

This plant is hardy in zones 8a- 10b, though it is usable in our zone 7b when put in a protected place or/and is sheltered over winter. Otherwise, it's tough (hence its common name). Will withstand most forms of neglect. A great container plant for a mostly shady area.

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Photos Courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina and Our Growing Friends at Casey Nursery in Goldsboro, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Perennials, herbaceous
Foliage Type Evergreen
Height 1' - 2'
Spread 3'
Shape Clump-forming
Primary foliage Color Green (variegated)
Seasonal foliage Color Green (variegated)
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Creamy white w/purple center
Prized for Foliage Yes, very much so
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences Average: ensure planting area provides adequate drainage