Arisaema tortuosum 5 Seeds, Hardy Whipcord Jack in the Pulpit, Cobra Lily Garden Plant

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Arisaema tortuosum
Also known as: Whipcord Jack-in-the-Pulpit

This perennial is native to the Himalayan Mountains, and this species may earn a place in your shade garden on pure character! One of the most cold-hardy of the Arisaema, the 4 foot tall stalk emerges in early June, putting up two large, tropical palmate leaves spreading wide. As the leaves unfurl, the pitcher-shaped spathe atop the lengthening stem opens to reveal a classic jack-in-the-pulpit bloom, with a bit of a surprise. A long, whip like "tongue" in green, or sometimes shaded purple extends yet another 12 or more inches above. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Flies.The plant is not self-fertile. In the fall, berries take the place of this long lasting bloom.

Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
USDA hardiness zone : 6-9
If you cherish the strange, have an affection for the odd, or downright weird, this Arisaema is for you!

This offer is for 5 seeds.