Arisaema nepenthoides has luminous orangey stems and spathes emerge early each spring and can grow to 4 feet tall.
Arisaema nepenthoides is a handsome Himalayan species with a striped and spotted purple and white spathe. The junction between the spathe-limb and the spathe-tube is deeply auricled (eared) presenting a most intriguing inflorescence. The short, stubby spadix is white and the foliage deep glossy green and heavily textured. Arisaema nepenthoides is a tall species to at least four feet and is one of the earliest to emerge, usually in March. The stems are orange with purple mottles.
Common Name: Cobra Lily
Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6b-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: White
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Stem Colour: Purple
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Edge of forests and glades, scrub, sometimes beside streams, 2000-3500m.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas
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