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Arisaema iyoanum var. nakanum
Common Name: Cobra Lily Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

One of the rarest and most dramatic of the Japanese arisaemas, native to Shikoku Island, rarely offered for sale. The swooping purple striped spathe is dramatically rolled at the edges and is held above the one divided leaf. Needs very well-drained soil, high in organic content, in light to medium shade. USDA Zones 6-9

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Shaded places in woodland conditions, on humus, in primary evergreen forests, along streams, granite bedrocks, 750-1300m.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem Colour
Hardiness6-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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