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Arisaema amurense

Cobra lily

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height0.45m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Arisaema amurense (Cobra lily). A superb dwarf species from N.E China that produces a striking emerald green spathe broadly lined with white in summer and small orange fruit in autumn.

Will grow in almost any garden soil, but best in humus enriched loam in light shade. One of the most northerly, hardy plants in the genus.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Jack in the pulpit

Origin

N.E. China

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C) or Frost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Loamy, Peaty
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Prefers cool, peaty soil

Propagation

Plant tubers 15cm deep and mulch with organic matter in winter

Pests, diseases or disorders

Vulnerable to slugs and vine weevils.

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