Arisaema nepenthoides (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)

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Arisaema nepenthoides (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)

Family:  AraceaeZone: 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.  Tubers ordered now will be shipped while dormant February through March.

Companion plants:  Arisaema, Podophyllum, Primula, Cyripedium, ferns, Calanthe, Disporum, Trillium, Asarum.

 

Arisaema nepenthoides (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)

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Arisaema nepenthoides (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)