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Arisaema sikokianum

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourBrown, purple, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Arisaema sikokianum. This species produces a brown and purple (bloom) with a white centre spathe. The petal is actually a large white upright and club-shaped spadix. The sap of this plant is an irritant to skin. If grown from seeds be patient as the germination is rather slow.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Western China, Japan

Interest and use

Under shrubs, ornamental, shade

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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