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Arisaema speciosum var. magnificum

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 speciosum var. magnificum is a most striking plant, with three broad leaves atop a smooth stem, light brown mottled with pale lime green. The spathe is deep maroon in colour, with many thin white strips, and from the tip of the hood there is an extremely long, slender thread, up w

Quantity 2 bulbs
Width 30cm
Height 50cm
Family Araceae
Flowering Late spring to early summer
Habitat detail partial shade
Garden habitat Part shade
Soil moist, well drained soil
Plant category Bulb
Height range 20 - 60 cm


2 bulbs 10.00