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

The large, purple spathe hood of Arisaema sazensoo droops way down over the tube. The species name comes from "zazen" which refers to a Japanese Buddhist meditation as the flower recalls a bowed monk meditating. When I look at it I see an elephant seal. At any rate, this is a dramatic cobra lily that is hard to find but makes a good garden plant. Blooms mid-spring.

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

Native Habitat:
Mountain forest, woodland.

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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