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Arisaema hachijoense

Hachijo Arisaema

Item #: 4370

Zones: 5a to 8b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(syn: A. serratum forma blumei) Named after Hachijo Island, this early flowering Japanese species graces our presence in early April (in NC) with 2 leaves of swirling-leaflets so nicely ruffled you can almost hear them flutter in the morning breeze. The leaves are held on a softly mottled green 12" tall petiole and at its base is the eye-popping leaf sheath (cataphyll), in a bright green and dark green snakeskin-like pattern; it even feels like snakeskin, or similar to finely ribbed celery if you don't have a snake handy for comparison. The simple green spadix is elegantly hooded by an olive-green spathe...a must for your Japanese Garden and a must-have for Arisaema collectors.

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