The leathery, wide, strap-like dark green leaves of Rohdea japonica make this uncommon plant a nice addition to the woodland garden. Also called Lily of China or Sacred Lily, its dense spikes of 1"-2" bell-shaped greenish white flowers are followed in fall by red berries that persist into winter. An unusual perennial, Rohdea japonica lends a rather formal look to the garden. It makes a good ground cover or specimen plant and is suitable for a container. This tough, evergreen perennial will spread slowly via rhizomes but maintains its generally clumping growth habit.
Rohdea japonica is best in partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil. However, it is drought tolerant and also withstands periods of wet. The leaf tips tend to scorch in very dry soil.