One of our landscape designer/host says Rohdea (Sacred Lily) is the most under used dependable performing perennials for shade. The biggest attribute is that it remains evergreen in winter. This plant is native to southeast Asia. It mimics an evergreen hosta in the landscape.Deep green, leathery leaves spring from a central growing point followed by inconspicuous flowers that later provide showy cones of red berries nestled in the foliage. Rohdea tolerates dry shade.
Rohdea japonica (Scared Lily) 'Ho Sho Nishiki' Tupistra 'Eco China Ruffles' Rohdea japonica 'Go Dai Shu'
Troy B. Marden
Troy is a passionate plantsman, garden writer and tour guide, leading garden tours across America and around the world. He writes regularly for some of the country’s top gardening magazines, and his blog, Gardener|Cook, has become popular with plant lovers and food lovers alike. He has been gardening since he was four years old and if it has to do with plants or gardening, he has probably grown it or done it at some point in his career!