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Pinellia tripartita 'Silver Dragon'


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Item #: 7942

Zones: 5a to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan

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

This unique Japanese selection of their native Pinellia tripartita makes a 1' tall x 1' wide clump composed of glossy green tripartite (three-parted) leaves flecked with a silver overlay...think a really bad case of spider mites and you get the picture...without the leaf distortion, of course. The clumps are adorned with 15" tall, Jack-in-the-pulpit-like flowers held just above the foliage throughout the summer. As the flowers age they dump their seed near the base of the plant, so when you have enough babies, a little horticultural circumcision does the trick...of course now that we're headed toward nationalized plant care, why should you worry how many babies you have?