A bold, evergreen perennial for the shade garden with bamboo-like shoots arising in early spring. They quickly unfurl into a multi-branched clump, topped in late spring with creamy white or greenish, bell-like flowers. A beautiful plant for the woodland garden, its evergreen nature combined with persistent dark blue berries keeps some interest in the winter shade garden.
Asia - China and Japan
Cool shady places at elevations of 1100-2900m in Nepal. Forests and thickets at elevations of 700-3000m.