Plants are LARGER flowering size 2 ½” – 3” tubers in 5" round pots ready for planting. Plants are expected to flower in season in 2018. If not with proper culture they will flower 2019. Plants are hardy in USDA zone 6a - 9, at least.
A member of section Arisaema. This species is native to southern Tibet, Nepal and along the southern Himalaya mountains. 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 tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single leaf”. Each consists of 3 large rounded leaflets. Plants alone are ornamental. The leaf margins and bases of this particular plant are red. 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 internal spadix is 10” – 12” long, thin, and trails on the ground to attract pollinators.
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