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Arisaema griffithii var. pradhanii
Common Name: Pradhan's Cobra Lily Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Variety pradhanii is the rare Sikkim form of this species. It is the choicest (yes, that is a word in horticulture!) and most beautiful form with a stunning contrast between the dark chocolate-purple background and the yellowish-green markings of the spathe which is up to eight inches across! A. griffithii resents summer heat and moisture. Plant it in a dry, partly-shaded position or at the base of a shrub or large tree.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

Native Habitat:
Rhododendron forests, open scrub, and alpine meadows, 2400-3900m.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness6-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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