Questions about Rohdea japonica

winsorw(8)March 23, 2011

Hi,

Does anyone in the PNW grow Rohdea japonica (sacred/nippon lily)? I've heard that it grows/spreads slowly, but how slow? Does it need to be in shade or can it survive in partial shade? Any suggestion is welcome.

Thanks.

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Was grown in the Seattle arboretum for a long time, is perhaps still there. Aspidistra might be a little more interesting, especially since it comes in variegated foliage forms.

Just saw some of these at Home Depot, I think it was.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 11:35PM
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winsorw(8)

Thanks bboy, I have Aspidistra so I thought I should try something else.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 10:16PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

If you are near enough to the Seattle arboretum to go there, the planting is/was along the stream in Rhododendron Glen, between the service road and the dawn redwood trees, black bamboo. If you are in the right spot the redwoods and bamboo are up hill from and behind the stream.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 4:37PM
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cercis47

Re rhodea, i have 3 I put in several years ago. They have grown very slowly in a partial shaded area. They have never really "greened up" and are a sickly green. I mulch them yearly with a wood chip/manure local product. I saw gorgeous ones at the Chinese Garden Portland. Wonder what could help them?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 6:56PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Might just be a nitrogen deficiency, this is the common nutrient problem in this area.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 12:41AM
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