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Arisaema galeatum
Common Name: Cobra Lily Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

A. galeatum is often a tall plant reaching more than four feet in height. Its species name comes from the word galea meaning helmet which refers to the helmet-like spathe which completely encloses and hides the spadix. The unique spathe is red grading towards green in the upper half. The leaflet is coarsely textured due to the numerous veins which are purplish underneath. Rich, evenly moist soil is best. Himalayan.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

Native Habitat:
Decidous or evergreen forests in rich humus, 1300-2500m.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourRed
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height4-6' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Sun Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureMoist Average Stem Colour
Hardiness7-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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