[USDA zone 5a - 7b]
Plants are 1" tubers in 5" pots. With proper culture plants are expected to flower next season. All photographs are of this strain.
A member of section Franchetiana. This species is native to southeastern Tibet, southwest Sichuan Province and northwestern Yunnan Province China. This species as with our native Jack-in-the-Pulpit, and most Arisaema species are seasonally dormant. Plants sprout from a subterranean corm or tuber in the same fashion as the spring Crocus. Plants of this species grow 12” – 24” tall. Each tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf”. Each leaf consists of 3 large rounded leaflets. Plants alone is very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from the base of the leafy stem. The inflorescences is 4” – 6” tall. The inflorescence is single flowered and the flower opens as the leaves begin to unfurl giving a good view of the flower. The flower is 3½” – 6” tall. The “flower” is actually a modified inflorescence that consists of the spathe (outer ornamental part) and the spadix (internal sexual bits). In this strain / cultivar the spathe is white with a greenish base and some pink blush. The internal spadix is tall enough to be seen and is a dark apple green. This strain has and strong old rose FRAGRANCE during the sunlight hours.
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