Plants are ¾" - 1" near flowering corms in 4" pots ready for planting. Plants with good culture should flower in 1 - 2 years. Plants are hardy in USDA zones 6a - 8b, at least.
A member of section Arisaema. This species is native to central and eastern Nepal and southern Tibet. 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 18” – 24”. Each corm produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf”. Each consists of 3 large rounded leaflets. Plants alone are very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from the base of the leafy stem. The inflorescences is 5” – 8” 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 5” – 7” tall. The “flower” is actually a modified inflorescence that consists of the spathe (outer ornamental part) and the spadix (internal sexual bits). In this species the spathe is mahogany with white longitudinal stripes. The apex (lid) is solid dark mahogany to mahogany-purple. The spadix is 10” – 12” long, thin, and trails on the ground to attract pollinators.
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