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Rohdea pachynema
Rohdea pachynema
Rohdea pachynema
Rohdea pachynema
Rohdea pachynema

Rohdea pachynema

Regular price $25.00 Sale

I first purchased this little plant in Japan, and since it was not labelled, I had no idea what it was. But then I saw what looked like the same plant at Far Reaches Farms in the state of Washington. After growing theirs off for a couple of years, I suddenly realized that it was one and the same. When one first observes this selection, it might be assumed that it is an overly healthy clump of Liriope, but when it flowers in the spring, it is obvious that it is not. The flowers are on a similar spike, but they are larger and little green cups reminding me of a Fritillaria. It also has a chartreuse central midrib unlike Liriope. It is in the family Asparagaceae, which formerly was in the large Lily family, Liliaceae. It is amazingly cold hardy and after a sever winter it doesn't take on the shop-worn appearance of Liriope. Its leaves will last several years with not a spot on them. Plant in shade with good drainage as with all plants in the genus. Far Reaches Farms says this about where they found their collection: "We saw this species growing among bamboo and mixed shrubs on the slopes of Luoji Shan in Sichuan (China) and it was like unexpectedly running into a friend, a brohdea, so to speak." This plant may also be seen under the synonym of Campylandra sinensis. Taxonomist have had quite a time moving this plant from one genus to another.  The last picture is the size plant that we ship.

Zones 7-10