Sacred Lily, Rohdea japonica

Sacred Lily, Rohdea japonica, Courtesy CarlisleFlowers
Sacred Lily, Rohdea japonica, Courtesy CarlisleFlowers
October at the Farmer's market in Easton, MD,  this little gem was for sale.  "I have to have this," a common gardener's refrain, was compelling enough.  Somewhere in the back of my little brain was stored an image of this Sacred Lily, although I could never have told you a thing about it.  Tolerates droughty soil and prefers shade, I learned.  Good alternative to hosta said the paper hand-out from the grower. And it's an evergreen!  I stuck it right next to my kitchen door and the cluster of orange berries are still visible more than two months later.  This Sacred Lily intrigues me and I watch each day to see if the berries are still there.