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Arisaema ciliatum var. liubaense

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 ciliatum var. liubaense is a particularly smart form with its dramatically striped spathe and umbrella of divided leaves. It spreads by stolons and will bulk up nicely.

Quantity 2 bulbs
Width 20cm
Height 40cm
Family Araceae
Flowering Early to mid summer
Habitat detail partial shade
Garden habitat Part shade
Soil humus rich soil
Plant category Bulb
Height range 20 - 60 cm


2 bulbs 19.00