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Arisaema jacquemontii

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite striped light green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Arisaema jacquemontii. With a flower stem varying in heights, this species produces one or two leaves divided into 3 to 9 leaflets up to 15 cm long. The narrow spathes are up to 15cms long, white-striped, pointed and slightly hooded at tip. Found from Himalayas, Afghanistan to S.E Tibet.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Himalayas, Afghanistan to S.E Tibet

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
  • 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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