Sacred Lily, Rohdea japonica
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.