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Arisaema utile

You love them or hate them. We love them. The Arisaemas, also known as cobra lilies, are distinguished by their hooded spathes, often with a long 'tail' at the tip, along which pollenating insects crawl. They have an interesting sex life. Young plants (they grow from tubers) are male, but when mature they become female, and then have most impressive spikes of red or orange fruits in autumn. If they are starved, they can become male again. They should be mulched in winter to retain a little moisture, or they can be grown in pots, which are sunk in sand or soil.

Arisaema utile has a maroon spathe with white ridges.

Quantity 3 bulbs
Width 40cm
Height 60cm
Family Araceae
Flowering Late spring to early summer
Habitat detail partly shaded position
Garden habitat Part shade
Soil any good garden soil
Plant category Bulb
Height range 20 - 60 cm


3 bulbs 14.00