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Arisaema griffithii

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple green
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Arisaema griffithii. This species of tuberous perennial has 2 large leaves which are divided into 3 ovate leaflets. In the summer a purple-green hooded spathe will bloom.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

E.Himalayas

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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