Arisaema griffithii is a cobra lily with big, bold, deep burgundy spathes and green markings.
Arisaema griffithii is one of the strangest and most spectacular species of all arisaemas. Its bizarrely shaped spathe and reptilian hood-like spathe-limb do indeed suggest the name cobra lily. The spathe is deep burgundy with fine greenish-yellow markings. An 18 inch long burgundy appendage on the end of the spadix dangles like a thin twisted and kinked thread. The coarse-textured leaves are trifoliate with purple blotches. Native to Nepal, India and Bhutan.
Common Name: Griffith's Cobra Lily
Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Burgundy
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Stem Colour: Purple
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rhododendron forests, open scrub, and alpine meadows, 2400-3900m.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas
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