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Arisaema consanguinem - Dragon Arum - 10 Fresh Seeds
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Arisaema consanguinem - Dragon Arum - 10 Fresh Seeds

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Arisaema consanguinem - Dragon Arum

This is a listing for 10 seeds of this hardy perennial member of the arum family.

Known as the Dragon Arum or the Himalayan Cobra Lily, it is the second name that gives a clue as to its hardiness. It produces a single flower up to 1.5 metres tall (including the stem) and it is fanciful similarity to a striking cobra that gives the group its common name. The flower is dark maroon with contrasting pale vertical stripes, the spathe often ends in a long whip-like point (leading to another common name for the group - the Whip Cord Lily). The spadix as numerous small flowers that open in turn from the base. The single leaf stem has a palm-like leaf and it grows up to 2 metres tall. It is deciduous, dying back to an underground tuber, which if well mulched, will overwinter in most temperate gardens

The plant comes from the Himalayas, through China, into South East Asia and Taiwan. It is always found between 1800 - 2400 metres in the wild, meaning it is ideally suited to a temperate climate. Grow it in a moist location, with winter protection from severe freezes (a mulch layer of several cm will suffice) or in pots (large pots it must be said). When you consider that single rhizomes can set you back 4 or 5 times the price of a pack of 10 seeds, this represents an inexpensive way of getting a large number of plants.

Germination is straightforward and full instructions can be found by following this link, which provides details of all the Arisaema species we stock.

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