6141 Sunset Lake Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526



3g Cast-Iron Plant
Aspidistra elatior


Grows 2' height

The Cast iron plant is aptly named. It has the ability to survive in some of the most adverse conditions. A staple for shade gardens with wide, evergreen leaves that are lance-like, dark green, and leathery. The Cast Iron Plant likes well-worked fertile soils but can stand hard poor soils that are not soggy and in too much sun. Thrives on neglect, but you should fertilize it during periods of active growth for the best appearance. Grows best in deep to moderate shade. In the landscape, use in borders of shade gardens where the foliage can lend drama and a good background for perennial and annual shade plants. Hardy from zones 7-10.

Photo Credit:  Buchanan's Native Plants and Pike Nurseries

  • Hardy in zones 7b - 10
  • Part Shade, Shade,