Arisaema nepenthoides

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Nepenthoides have spathes of brownish red that are striped white and flower in May-June.

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Description

Arisaema nepenthoides is quite a popular variety and has brownish-red striped white features and will stand out in any garden.  Growing arisaemas is really satisfying as they look to be a difficult group of bulbs to grow but actually they are very easy and naturalise year to year.

Arisaema, also known as Cobra Lilies, are spectacular plants that grow from woodland floors and have unusual flowers.  Arisaema will thrive in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil that has with dappled sunshine overhead. Whether you’re planting one or two to as a striking architectural centre piece. Or even if you are planning an extensive grouping, you can be rest assured that these winged cobras will become a focal point in your garden.

Cultivation instructions:

Indoor planting: Not suitable for growing indoors. Can be started off in pots inside and moved or planted outside once you see growth.

Planting outside: Ensure they are planted quite deep as doing this will protect the tubers and rhizomes from frost. Arisaema are happiest in soil conditions that are neutral to slightly acid. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms if possible and add plenty of grit and humus matter to the soil. Plant bulbs so that they are 10-15cms below the soil surface.

Can also look great if grown with martagon lilies, hostas or wood anemones.

Care tips:

Protect from severe frosts over winter by giving a good layer of mulch.

Remember to mark the position you plant them in as they can easily get lost.

Using bulb starter or root grow when first planting will help them to establish for future years flowering.

Hardy in UK gardens.

Growing Information:

Flowering Height: 15-18″ (35-45cm)

Flowering period: May-June

Soil type: Humus rich soils that are free draining. Neutral to slightly acid preferred.

Aspect: Semi shaded woodland areas.

Scented: No significant scent.

Planting Depth: 10cms

Spacing: 10-15cms apart.

Full growing instructions provided.

 

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