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Arisaema tortuosum

Arisaema

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

Green

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

A tuberous perennial with hooded green spathes that are purple inside. The long spadix, a spike-like inflorescence, protrudes like a rat's tail. Need's sun or partial shade and moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil.

Family: Araceae

Genus: Arisaema

Species: tortuosum

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 150cm

Spread: 20cm

Flowering period: May to June


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