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Arisaema candidissimum


Striped Cobra Lily, Chinese Jack-in-the-Pulpit




Family
Araceae
Genus
Arisaema
Species
candidissimum
Category
Bulbs, Perennials
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
4b-9b
Canadian Hardiness Zone
5a - 8a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7
Height
30-90 cm
Spread
15-22 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MayJune
General Description
A tuberous perennial with large hooded spathes.
Landscape
Underplanting of roses and shrubs.
Cultivation
Plant in a sheltered, shady location in soil that is moist but free-draining. It is best to plant them deep, 45 cm, as this will protect tubers through cold temperatures. Thick layers of mulch are advisable and during dry periods, especially in North America, watering may be required. Plants may be late to appear so be cautious and note locations when working in the garden in the spring.
Growth
Slow
ID Characteristic
Leaves made up of three ovate leaflets. White, hooded spathes with a green tube.
Pests
Disease free.
Habitat
Loam, chalk and sand.
Leaf Description
The leaves are about 30 cm tall when fully grown, with three lobes.
Propagation
By seed.
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