The primary, most well known cast-iron plant sends evergreen leathery , lance shaped foliage up to 40” high, some almost 5” wide, slowly forming a stately clump for shade-scapes. Attractive as accent near dwarf mondograss, hosta, farfugium, boxwood standards, ferns and Saxifrage stolonifera. Useful in planters indoors and outdoors, a neglect tolerant “doorstep”plant. The blossoms are of intricate symmetrical beauty, occurring in spring well hidden from frost and predators at the base of the plant being pollinated by amphiipods and other soil dwelling invertebrates.
Ours survived a night of 0 degree F, freezing to the ground but returning to full glory the following spiring.
Z 7 to 9