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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Pinellia genus. There are about 6 species of perennials, The plants are clump forming with narrow-stemmed basal leaves, they will vary in shape from simple, oval to pinnate. The flowers are purple-veined green spathes and yellow-green spadices. They are frost hardy and will need partial shade or sun with humus-rich soil.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous

Origin

China, Japan

Cultivation

You will need to plant in moist, well-drained soil in partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds or offsets or by division in early spring. Is dormant in winter.

Propagation

Offsets in early spring or in late summer by bulbs borne in leaf axis.

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