Arisaema nepenthoides (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)

Family: Araceae
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: Nepal. NE India: NW Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya. Bhutan. N Myanmar. W. China: Yunnan and Xizang.
Soil: moist, humus rich, well drained
Light: part shade
Height: 12" -  36" tall
Bloom Time:  February to April
Attributes: Deciduous. Blooms late winter, early spring .  Brown and white with carmine mottled pseudostem.  White, green, dark brown, and yellow -green inflorescenes that opens before the leaves.
Notes:  Arisaema nepenthoides gets its name from its similar appearance to pitcher plants (Nepenthes).  In the wild it inhabits forests open glades, and among shrubbery. A very detailed and stunning spathe with unique patterning.  This species instantly became a favorite of mine.  It will bloom at the same time as Trillium albidum and T. kurabyashii.