Reineckia carnea

Chinese sanseviera

Reineckia carnea is an evergreen perennial related to the Liriope family of plants. 

It has narrow, arching bright green leaves up to 35cm long giving it a grassy appearance and small, fragrant, star-shaped flowers that open pale pink from deep pink buds. The flowers nestle beneath the foliage so bear that in mind when deciding where to place it. 

Its a forest dwelling herb from woodland in China and Japan forming useful ground cover in shaded areas, even under rhododendrons! 

It seems to thrive in fairly nasty clay so all in all a very useful plant. Best grown in humus rich, slightly acidic moist soil in partial to quite full shade.  

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Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Convalleriaceae

Hardy perennial

H6

30cm 

40cm 

Rich green 

Pink, white 

Humus rich, acid to neutral 

Shade, partial shade

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