Native to Tibet and Nepal, this arisaema is one of those plants that never fails to prompt "Wow, What's That?!" comments in the garden. With large, trilobed leaves that sway atop three foot reddish stems and hooded flowers in sharply contrasting dark purple and white stripes, these look like little else in the shade garden. If you're a fan of the unusual and have a woodland site in your landscape, you owe it to yourself to try cobra lilies. Happiest is light to dappled shade and humus rich soils.
Cobra Lily, Jack in the Pulpit, Jack-in-the-PulpitBotanical Name:
Dappled to light shadeHardiness:
Dark purple and white stripped hooded flowersBloom Season:
Late spring - mid summerBulb/Plant Size:
1 large Arisaema tuber