Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Peltandra virginica 'Purplicious'
Purplicious Arrow Arum
Item #: 12164
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 24" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Peltandra 'Purplicious', a 2023 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction, is one of the most amazing native plant selections we've ever grown. NC plantsman/naturalist Jesse Perry was botanizing near his Raleigh, NC home, when he spotted and subsequently rescued a dark purple-stemmed form of our native (Canada south to Texas) aquatic aroid, Peltandra virginica, growing in the midst of a typical green-stemmed patch. From a deciduous underground rhizome the 2' tall black purple stems emerge, each ending in a glossy green arrow-shaped leaf. Even in our hot summers, the stem color never fades. Peltandra virginica needs constantly wet soils to thrive. We have grown this standout seed strain for well over a decade and find that it comes extremely true from seed.
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Garden Themes: Chocolate Garden
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