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Arisaema serratum

Japanese Cobra Lily

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Item #: 2394

Zones: 5b to 9b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light 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.



This robust and easy-to-grow cobra lily bears two hand-shaped leaves (7-13 leaflets each), held on each side of the 3' tall snake skin stalk. A. serratum emerges in mid-spring with the leaves folded below the flower. As the flower opens, you will notice a green and white striped pitcher (occasionally with purple markings). The top of the pitcher (spathe) ends in a whip-like tongue that drapes over the pitcher. This is a dramatic woodland specimen for a well-drained site in the woodland garden.