Are Aspidistra elatior Cold Winter Hardy - Cast Iron Plant?

The Cast Iron Plant - Aspidistra elatior is well known as a popular houseplant  of the Victorian period and for good reason. It is drought tolerant, cold tolerant, shade tolerant and capable of surviving the coal-smoke filled atmosphere of the Victorian drawing room. But is it tough enough to cope outside in a typical English winter? Well English horticulturist Simon says yes and in this video explains his thinking behind it. 

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