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

Arisaema iyoanum var. nakanum
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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 - 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 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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