[USDA zone 4a - 9b]
Plants are seed grown, 2 - 4 year old, flowering size ¾” – 1” tubers, In 2” rose pots or 4" pots ready for planting.
A member of section Tortuosum. This species is native to most of the eastern United States. It is found in the southern half of Wisconsin, southern half of Michigan, New York, southwestern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and Connecticut; south to the northern half of Florida. It is found in eastern Iowa, the extreme south eastern corner of Nebraska, eastern Kansas, eastern Oklahoma and the eastern ¼ of Texas east to the Atlantic Coast. This species as with 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 8” – 35” tall. Plants will grow in height with age and strength. Each leaf is pedate (2-lobed, with the two lobes also lobed). Each “leaf” consists of 7 – 15+ smaller oblong leaflets. The plant alone is very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from 3” – 10” up the stem. 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 actually a modified inflorescence that consists of the spathe (outer ornamental part) and the spadix (internal sexual bits). The spadix is long and whip-like, and 2½” – 9” long. The spathe is 1½” – 7” long and is cupped around the base of the spadix. These are seed raised plants and began flowering in 2017. Expect spathe to be solid green-gray to green with a yellow-green spadix.
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