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Arisaema utile
@ Goteborg BG, Sweden

Arisaema utile

Sikkim Cobra Lily

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Item #: 6943

Zones: 5a to 7b

Dormancy: Winter, Fall

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Himalayan Mountains, Nepal

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


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This Himalayan species is found in rocky woodland forests from 8,000-13,000' elevation in Sikkim, Bhutan, and Nepal. The 18" tall stem topped with three-lobed foliage emerges alongside the simultaneously developing short-stalked inflorescence. The bright ruby-red spathe holds the whip-like ruby appendage which resembles an Arisaema griffithii whose hood has been lifted up in the front...for a peek, I'm sure. In climates with lots of moisture, plant Arisaema utile in a well-drained area where the corm will be dry when dormant but the roots still have access to moisture.