Rohdea japonica 'Galle'

Sacred Lily

Plant Type:


Rohdea japonica 'Galle' – A classic Japanese Sacred Lily composed of glossy dark green and narrow strap-shaped leaves. Maturing red “berries” loosely resemble the fruiting inflorescence of Jack-in-the-Pulpit. The berries are large on this cultivar like a magnified Jack-in-the-Pulpit fruit set. Flowers are like squat, fat little corn cobs composed of tightly clustered light yellow-green florets. This is a very popular selection in Japan. It will even make a good house plant facing east and even north, diffused light is south and west. It is also a quick increaser in the garden. They open to reveal anthers, the edges of the orifice like little teeth surrounding the central pistil. Pollinated florets develop clustered glossy green fruits. Site in fertile, draining woodland soils. All Sacred Lilies are tolerant of dry summer soil once established. Established pot grown Sacred Lily from division and if grown in a container maintaining them drier during winter will be beneficial. Too much wet for extended periods of time and your will lose your treasure. Established pot grown perennial from division.


12 in


12 in


Yellow Green


(5b sheltered)6 to 9(10)
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Item Description Price  
ROHGAL Rohdea japonica 'Galle' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $28.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Rohdea japonica 'Galle'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons
  • Spring / Summer / Autumn / into Winter

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Grouping
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Woodland
  • Rock Garden
  • Evergreen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Woodland
  • Draining


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division