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Arisaema saxatile
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Arisaema saxatile

Lemon-Scented Jack-in-the-Pulpit

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Item #: 2833

Zones: 4a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter, Fall

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: China

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


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Arisaema saxatile is a lovely little arisaema from China that emerges in late May in NC with two leaves of 5-7 leaflets. Between the two leaves emerges a 15" petiole (stalk) that is topped in early June with a lovely small white pitcher from which emanates a 6-9" long, dark green tongue that hangs downward like a dog that's chased far too many cars. The flower gives off a delightful lemony scent...a nice change for a group whose close relatives are known for a more offensive body odor. Arisaema saxatile has proven to be a great garden performer, reliably offsetting and flowering each season.