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(Asparagaceae)

Aspidistra mushaensis 'Purple Picket' - BSWJ315

Pot Size: 1 litre
Price: £12.00
Description:
A collection of this rather scarce species that we collected on our first expedition to Taiwan in 1992, near the South Cross Highway, one of the few places it is found. The species bears dark fat purple flower buds in July for us spreading their fleshy pale tipped petals late in the month through to August or September. The leaves are smaller than the other two species from Taiwan, held on stiff upright petioles enveloped at their bases in a purple cataphyll (hence its cultivar name). While the lanceolate-oblanceolate leaves are sometimes lightly spotted and streaked yellow-green. Easily grown in a container in a well drained compost out of sunlight or in a sheltered shaded site in the garden. The plants resent too much moisture.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Asparagaceae) Aspidistra mushaensis 'Purple Picket' BSWJ315
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Purple Late summer, autumn creeping
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Shade Evergreen bold Taiwan
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No
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