Himalayan cobra lily
This tall growing summer bulb is great for the woodland garden. The leaf stem emerges in spring to early summer reaching 2 to 3 feet tall with a tuft of leaflets at the top resembling a palm tree! The unusual hooded flowers are borne along the leaf stem and can be pure green to white and brown striped. The foliage remains all growing season and if you are lucky the flowers will set seed with bright orange-red seed pods in late summer to early fall.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: blue, silver, bronze
Great Color Partners: green, white
Culture NotesArisaemas grow best in a rich well-drained soil, preferring a sandy loose soil. Choose a location with light to open or dappled shade and avoid hot afternoon sun. Do not bury the tuber too deep, it will grow best when the top is covered by an inch or less of loose sandy soil and compost. Water these plants regularly in the summer. Arisaema can be very slow to sprout in the spring, sometimes they may not start growing until early to mid-summer. Be patient especially with newly planted tubers.
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Plant Type: upright perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 0 ft. 9 in. (0.23 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: brown, green
Sun/Light Exposure: light to dappled shade
Water Requirements: regular watering