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Arisaema consanguineum

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite striped green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Arisaema consanguineum. This species of tuberous perennial will consist of a hooded white striped brown-green spathe in the summer which is followed by a large cluster of red berries. The single leaf will produce 11-12 broadly to narrowly ovate leaflets.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

E.Himalayas, C.China

Interest and use

Grown for the large, curious, hooded spathes, each enclosing a pencil-shaped spandex.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • 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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