Pinellia are aroids, prized both for their attractive foliage as well as their unique, sexually explicit flowers. Pinellia are arisaema and amorphophallus relatives that are probably the easiest of the three to grow, as well as the hardiest.
More Information About Pinellia
These arisaema and amorphophallus relatives are probably the easiest to grow of the related genera, as well as the most hardy. These aroids are prized both for their attractive foliage, as well as their unique, sexually explicit flowers. While there is a weedy member of the family, P. ternata, and to a lesser extent, P. pedatisecta, the remaining members make great additions to the woodland garden.
Pinellia flowers, like that of all members of the family araceae have a unique anatomy...the spathe and spadix.
Pinillia (Green Dragon) Growing Conditions
Like its aroid relatives, it prefers partial shade to morning sun and well-amended, evenly moist garden soil. Pinellia produces its bizarre, snake-like, green flowers from spring to fall. Although we have selected the most non-invasive species, many still produce viable seed, so keep this in mind when siting your plants.