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Arisaema candidissimum

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink striped white
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Arisaema candidissimum. This species is a tuberous perennial which will produce pink striped white scented spathes in the summer; they are followed by a single 3-palmate leaf with broadly ovate leaflets.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

W.China

Interest and use

Under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will need sun or partial shade and humus-rich soil. You will need to plant the tubers about 15cm deep in the spring.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds in the autumn or spring, or by offsets in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Vulnerable to slugs and vine weevils.

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