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Arisaema intermedium - Whip Cord Lily - 10 Fresh Seeds

Arisaema intermedium - Whip Cord Lily - 10 Fresh Seeds


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Arisaema intermedium - Whip Cord Lily - 10 Fresh Seeds

Arisaema intermedium - Whip Cord Lily

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

This species is known as the Whip Cord Lily due to the long appendage it produces as an extension to its spadix, this being 4 or 5 times the length of the rest of the flower over all. It produces a single flower up to 0.6 metres tall (including the stem). The flower is mainly yellow/green, with contrasting vertical white stripes. The spadix has numerous small flowers that open in turn from the base. The single leaf stem has a very large, trifoliate leaf. It is deciduous, dying back to an underground tuber, which if well mulched, will overwinter in most temperate gardens.

The plant comes from the Himalaya region and it is always found at higher altitudes of up to 3800 metres in the wild, usually in dappled clearings in woodland 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 of this species 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. This is one of the easiest of the species to cultivate.

Germination is straightforward and full instructions can be found by following this link, which provides details of all the Arisaema species we stock. This species is hardy in Zone 6 through 9.

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