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Arisaema kishidae 'Jack Frost'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Arisaema kishidae 'Jack Frost'

Japanese Cobra Lily

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Item #: 3966

Zones: 5b to 8b

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Japan

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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Arisaema kishidae is a little-known but easy-to-grow Japanese species (related to Arisaema serratum) that we have really enjoyed in our garden. This is a specially selected clone of Arisaema kishidae, reproduced thanks to tissue culture. Each 15" tall petiole (stalk) is adorned with two 7-9 leaflet leaves, each highlighted with a striking central band of silver. In late spring, the petiole is topped with a brownish-purple pitcher with a hood that drapes like a rigid whip over the front. The light brown pencil-like spadix barely peeks out from the center of the pitcher...probably cowering from the whip.