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Rhodea japonica/Nippon Lily, Sacred Lily

Rhodea japonica / Rhodea japonica
A ground cover planting with strap-shaped, lily-like foliage
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A ground cover planting with strap-shaped, lily-like foliage

Planting thrives in deep shade

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Scientific Name: Rhodea japonica
Common Name: Nippon Lily, Sacred Lily
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: It is reported that this lily is one of Japan's most highly prized perennials. It produces dark green, strap-shaped leaves and stays moderatly low. This perennial is especially well adapted to deep shade. It grows and multiplies relatively slowly. Provide a moist soil that contains a generous amount of humus to encourage plants to multiply and form large colonies of ground covering. For a well established clump it produces short-stemmed green flowers that are mostly hidden by the short stocky foliage. The flowers are followed by clusterd of bright red berries that can be quite showy. Makes an excellent container plant for small spaces.