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Arisaema nepenthoides
Common Name: Cobra Lily Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

A handsome Himalayan species with a striped and spotted purple and white spathe. The junction between the spathe-limb and the spathe-tube is deeply auricled (eared) presenting a most intriguing inflorescence. The short, stubby spadix is white and the foliage deep glossy green and heavily textured. Arisaema nepenthoides is a tall species to at least four feet and is one of the earliest to emerge, usually in March. The stems are orange with purple mottles.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

Native Habitat:
Edge of forests and glades, scrub, sometimes beside streams, 2000-3500m.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourWhite
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem ColourPurple
Hardiness6b-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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