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    • Needs Winter Protection
    • Suitable for Shade
    • Perennial
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    • 40-60 cm
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Arisaema Speciosum

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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.

Care Guide

Plant Arisaema in a cool, shaded location, in well-drained, rich soil. Tubers should be nestled in 15-25cm deep and spaced 15-20cm apart. Soil should be consistently moist without becoming waterlogged as the tubers are susceptible to rot. These intriguing woodland dwellers produce distinctive and unique hooded blooms, reaching heights of 40-60cm from June to September. Apply mulch around the plants in late autumn to protect Arisaema from frost.

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