Arisaema tortuosum var. helleborifolium (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)

Family: Araceae
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: Himalayan belt of Northern India.  Western China. Nepal. Bhutan
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light:  Part shade, shade
Bloom Time:  April to July
Pest Resistance:  Deer, Rabbit
Attributes:  Deciduous, 3' - 4' tall.  Blooms late spring to early summer.  Pseudostem is mottled green and dark purple or red and dark purple or both. Greenish white spathe and darker green spadex.
Notes:  In the wild Arisaema tortuosum is among the most encountered species of Arisaema.  Often blooms at the same time as Lilium nepalense and L. majoense. Arisaema tortuosum is a close relative of the Eastern US native A. dracontium.