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ARISAEMA


Dragon arum, Dragon-root



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  • Good to know - related to the native Lords and Ladies (arum maculatum). Good for woodland setting.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, vine weevils.
  • Place of Origin - Himalayas, China, Japan, North America.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Tuberous - or rhizomatous perennials. The hooded part is the spathe, the spike the spadix.
  • Partial Shade - thrives in a cool, shady site.
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.

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ARISAEMA consanguineum

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Tuberous perennial with hooded, white striped and brown-tinged flowers
Seeds £5.00 packet
£15.00 each
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ARISAEMA speciosum 'Magnificum'

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Hooded spathe below a 3-palmate leaf on a mottled stem
£15.00 each
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