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Arisaema fimbriatum

Dragon root

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Features

  • BloomsApril to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourStripped green and white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Arisaema fimbriatum (Dragon root). This species is a perennial stalked clump, the flowers are produced in spathes of green stripped white blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Malaysia

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)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You can plant the tubers in the winter or spring. When grown indoors grow in a clay loamy soil. Outdoors grow in moist well-drained humus-rich soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in a cold frame in the autumn of the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for vine weevils and slugs.

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