Native to the Himilayan Mountains, Arisaema Tortuosum may earn a place in your shade garden on pure character! One of the most cold-hardy of the arisaema, the 4 foot tall stalk emerges in early June, putting up two large, tropical palmate leaves spreading wide. As the leaves unfurl, the pitcher-shaped spathe atop the lengthening stem opens to reveal a classic "jack-in-the-pulpit bloom - with a bit of a surprise. A long, whip like "tongue" in green, or sometimes shaded purple extends yet another 12 or more inches above. In the fall, berries take the place of this long lasting bloom.
If you cherish the strange, have an affection for the odd, or downright weird - this arisaema's for you!
4-6 inches deep
Evenly moist but not wet
8-10 inches apart
Whipcord Cobra Lily, Dragon ArumBotanical Name:
Arisaema Tortuosum, Araceae (Arum Ramily)Exposure:
Zones 7 - 9 requires mulch in colder areasHeight:
48 - 72"Color:
Green and whiteBloom Season:
Late spring - mid summerBulb/Plant Size:
top sized tuberNumber:
1 large Arisaema tuber