[USDA zone 5a – 8b]
I hope to have ½” – ¾” tubers available soon. These are seed grown and while they have grown quickly they are slow to proliferate. I will likely select the best for further propagation.
A member of section Sinarisaema. This species is native to India (west Himalia, east Himalia, Assam) , Nepal, northern Myanmar, northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China (Inner Mongolia, north central, Quighai, south central, southeast), Tibet, and Taiwan. 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 24” – 30”tall. Each tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf”. Each leaf is radiate, (consists of 18-23 thin elongate leaflets emerging from a center point. The plant alone is very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from about ½ the way up the leafy stem. The inflorescences is 5” – 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 2 ½” – 5” tall. The “flower” is actually a modified inflorescence that consists of the spathe (outer ornamental part) and the spadix (internal sexual bits). Since these are seed grown, the spathes can be solid green through green striped mahogany with white longitudinal stripes. The apex (lid) is 4” – 7” long and drawn out into a tail, and either green or variously striped mahogany. The spadix is 1½” – 2” long, with the tip exposed above the rim of the spathe tube.
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