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Rohdea japonica/Nippon Lily

Rohdea japonica / Rohdea japonica
Foliage and autumn fruit
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Foliage and autumn fruit

Clump of foliage

Ground cover of nippon lily

Foliage with cream colored edges

Clumps of foliage that will become a full ground cover planting


Close-up image of a cluster of berries

Large ground cover planting in woodland garden at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Rohdea japonica
Common Name: Nippon Lily
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: This perennial produces clumps of short, dark green foliage and does especially well in the shade garden where there is a generous amount of humus in the soil. It grows quite slow, but can be divided as clumps grow large. This is a prized perennial in Japan