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Rohdea japonica 'Claudia Phelps'

Photo credit University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture

Sacred Lily of China

Rohdea makes a bold groundcover grown for its dark almost black tufted evergreen leaves.   This plant should be planted in the shade where it adds interest to a winter landscape.  The rather sizeable red berries are somewhat hidden at at the base of the leaves. This plant is popular in Japan where it has been stated that old men devote their declining years to the culture of the various forms of this plant!  This clone from Rosehill, the Aiken estate of the late Claudia Phelps, was named for her by our friend Ted Stephens at Nurseries Caroliniana. 

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6-12 Inches


6-9 Inches


USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10

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