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Arisaema jinshajiangense

Unpronounceable Jack

Item #: 5682

Zones: 7a to 9b, at least

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China

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

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I'll bet you can't pronounce this one (hint...try ching...sha...chiang). This cool new Jack-in-the-Pulpit from the Yunnan Province of Southern China was discovered in 1983 by Professor Li Heng along the Jinshajiang River. Arisaema jinshajiangense makes a single stalk of glossy green tripartite leaves, usually highlighted by a splendid central silver pattern. I'd grow this species for the foliage alone. The small purple flower is held just above the foliage in May.

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