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Arisaema griffithii var. pradhanii
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Arisaema griffithii var. pradhanii

Pradhan's Cobra Lily

Item #: 6172

Zones: 5a to 7a

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Sikkim region of India

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
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Arisaema griffithii var. pradhanii is the rare Sikkim form of this magnificent Himalayan species, prized for the more prominent yellow striping on the spathe. Looking like drool from a lusting gardener's mouth, its thread-like "tongue" can reach 18" long. You usually have to go to a skinhead rally to see anything this bizarre. In 2015, we were finally able to see stunning 2'+ tall specimens of Arisaema griffithii var. pradhanii in its happy place in several Swedish gardens...full sun in moist, well-drained soils. We do not recommend this species for warm, humid summer climates.

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