Aspidistra elatior 'Lennon's Song'
Lennon’s song Cast Iron Plant. This selection of Aspidistra was found by Robin Lennon of Central Florida Foliage in the middle of one of his fields of Aspidistra grown for the cut foliage trade. It was named by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery. It has an irregular band of soft yellow down the middle of each leaf. Ours has easily grown to over 30" tall. There is an old Japanese cultivar, 'Akebono,' which has a taller and wider leaf which closely resembles this cultivar which one will find throughout the Deep South. As with all Aspidistras, give it full shade with good drainage. It also works well as an indoor container plant for those who live in climates too cold to grow Aspidistra's in the landscape.