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Arisaema heterophyllum

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Phonetic Spelling
air-uh-SEE-muh het-er-oh-FY-luh
Description

Dancing Crane Cobra Lily is a Jack-in-the-Pulpit type of bulb, native to Asia. This plant is esteemed in Japan for its appearance as well as its ease of culture, in a well-drained, open, humus-rich soil in partial shade. The majority of Arisaema species grow in humus-rich, well-aerated soils in mountain, meadows, and slopes as well as open spots in lowland to high altitude woods. A few species grow in pure, loamy soils in sunny, rock crevices. Dancing Crane Cobra Lily is generally found in forests, thickets, and grasslands.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#spadix
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#spadix
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Arisaema
    Species:
    heterophyllum
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, eastern Asia
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Epiphyte
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spadix
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Irregular
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Green and purple spathe in the shape of a pitcher with a 1' long spadix that bends out of the pitcher.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The horseshoe-shaped leaf has 12 or more ovate leaflets.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Riparian
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden