Curculigo capitulata /Accordion or Pleated Aspidistra
Close-up of the pleated foliage
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Accordion or Pleated Aspidistra
9, 10, 11
Determine Your Zone
2- 5 feet
Filtered Shade, Shade
Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth:
Susceptible to insects
Known as "palm grass' by many, it is called accordion or pleated aspidistra in the deep South. It requires shade and has elegant, arching leaves that reach a height of 2-3 feet. It cannot tolerate hard freezes. Even frosts kill the top of plants that are exposed, but in the lower South plants return from the roots in spring. Rather slow to multiply. Makes a handsome ground cover in deep shade in places where freezes do not occur.
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