pink cobra lily
© Paul Odermatt
This exciting bulb bursts from the ground in early summer and produces huge shiny arrow shaped foliage that looks tropical. Soon after the foliage emerges dramatic hooded flowers form just above the soil in either soft pink or white with deep pink stripes. 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.
Plant Type: upright perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 0 ft. 9 in. (0.23 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: pink, white
Sun/Light Exposure: light to dappled shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Resistant to: deer
- Culture Notes
- Arisaemas 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.