Amorphophallus, Arisaema, and relatives
PLEASE NOTE: Plants will be shipped IN POT during their growing period. This is typically April - October. Plants will be shipped BARE ROOT when dormant. This is typically October - April. Some plants enter dormancy earlier or later than this. Shipping charges will be adjusted accordingly.
Members of the family Araceae. These include the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum), Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), the Euroasiafrican genus Arum. Also the Eurasian genus Arisarum, the Asian genus Piniella, as well as Sauromatum andTyphonium.
Most plants listed experience a VERY pronounced 5 - 7 month dormancy period (November - April). Most species of Amorphophallus and Sauromatum flower before the leaves develop. Some Amorphophallus, most Arisaema, and Dracunculus flower with the development of the foliage. Some of the miniature Amorphophallus species have a pleasant fragrance and also can be evergreen to semi-evergreen.
I've been quickly expanding my collection of Amorphophallus, Arisaema, Sauromatum, and Typhonium and I am expanding to include species of Arum, Dracontium, Dracunculus, Gonatopus, and others. Some of those offered are garden hardy in USDA zone 6a. Many are true tropicals. In colder areas these can be planted in the garden and treated like Canna and Dahlia. Lift them after they have entered dormancy and store them in a cool dark freeze free area. Or these can be grown in pots. Please check each description for specifics on hardiness zone etc. USDA zones are based on the average LOW temperatures. A dormancy period may need to be cold or warm depending on the species. Please ask if you have any doubts. Detailed culture sheets are available upon purchase.
SECOND NOTE: I have a PowerPoint presentation available to garden groups titled "Amorphophallus: An Introduction to the Corpse Flowers". The presentation covers morphology, cultivation, and a cross section of choice species and hybrids of the miniature sized, medium sized, and enormous sized plants. The presentation lasts about 45 minutes with pauses between sections for questions. A handout of the presentation's text is available to participants to print out for themselves. I am happy to travel to present in person if distance is not an issue (often bringing sales plants) or via Zoom if you can provide the platform.
Please contact me with questions regarding these plants.