Arisaema with their distinctive hooded spathes are ideal for a cool shaded site. Plant 15-25 cm (6-10") deep in moist but well-drained humus rich soil.
Curious visitors to your garden will be amazed by the incredible sight of Arisaema ‘Griffithii’ – this extraordinary plant will become an immediate talking point. Otherwise known as the ‘Cobra Lily’, the hooded shoots of Arisaema extend, curl back on themselves and reveal a spiked tongue – looking exactly like a cobra, ready to strike. Fascinating not only in form, but also in design, this variety is heavily veined and dappled with mesmerising maroon and green markings. Arisaema Griffithii’ makes a dramatic addition to a cool, shady position in moist, hummus-rich soil.
Originating from the Eastern Himalayas, Arisaema ‘Speciosum’ is a spectacular, exotic plant which looks as though it belongs on another planet – but you can grow it in your garden! Arisaema are often called the ‘Cobra Lily’ due to the distinctive, hooded, serpentine shape of their inflorescens. Striped by bands of oxblood red interspersed with veins of pale green, the hood gradually unfurls to reveal a prominent spadix. Spreading above the unusual flowers, broad, ornamental leaves are held on thick, mottled stems, creating a structural statement with their architectural form. An astonishing focal point for a damp, shady part of your garden.
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