Rohdea japonica Omoto Sacred Lily
Omoto Sacred Lily from Japan
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Our 1 gallons Omoto are of seed source from Japan, with each 1 gallon showing slightly different characteristics.
Think of Omoto as a hosta that holds its leaves on all winter and is good in zones 6-10. It is even considered deer resistant. This plant is highly prized in Japan and is one of the most sought after plants. This plant grows and thrives in light shade to the deepest darkest shade imaginable. It does not require light to bloom and show its attractive bright orange fruit
The sacred lily, or rohdea japonica, is cherished in Chinese and Japanese culture and is considered a living jewel. It is often given as a house warmng present or to commemorate an event like a birthday.
While the sacred lily may be grown outdoors, on our trips to Japan we have noticed that this plant has become more of an herbaceous bonsai. Known in Japan as omoto, it is typically placed in a fancy pot and can be used indoors as a table centerpiece or house decor. When doing this, remember to give the plant an adequate amount of water, especially in the winter when inside moisture disappears.
Sometime during spring to summer a flower spike may appear on the plant. If pollinated, this will produce an attractive looking cluster of orange berries.
Outside rohdea japonica can be used as an evergreen border, a ground cover, an accent, a grouping, or mass planting. Because of the sacred lily's high tolerance for shade, this plant is heavily under utilized in the United States where many deep deep shade areas have issues with soil erosion due to lack of ground cover. Used in fairy gardens, the sacred lily is a great way to add a tropical jungle feel outside.
Rohdea japonica can be multiplied by division. Each one gallon we are selling will be able to make multiple plants.
The sacred lily is excellent to bring a taste of that natural Japan feel to your garden or home.
Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of woody ornamentals, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the woody ornamentals you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.