Aspidistra tonkinensis 'Clouded Leopard'
Clouded Leopard Aspidistra. This unusual species has 12" petioles with a 12" narrow speckled leaf atop this. Its arching leaves make suptle statement in the shade garden. Most never notice the flowers of Aspidistras which bloom at the ground line and are quite unusual with burgundy and sometimes speckled petals. But this selection has dramatic flowers. Don't miss them down under the foliage. These will form a "passion fruit-like" organ right at the soil line which will contain several pea-size seed. These can be planted and will usually germinate. Then if it's dramatic enough, you can name it for your wife or one of your kids. This will engrave their place in horticultural history.