Such a lovely group of plants Arisaema nepenthoides is really easy to grow and will over winter in most UK gardens. Arisaema nepenthoides is one of our most popular sellers and a great garden performer. It has brownish-red striped white features and will stand out in any garden. Arisaema’s are unusual plants but once established in a shady spot with good drainage and plenty of leaf mould, will require little attention.
Arisaema, also known as Cobra Lilies, are spectacular plants that grow from woodland floors and have unusual flowers. Arisaema will thrive in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil that has with dappled sunshine overhead. Whether you’re planting one or two to as a striking architectural centre piece. Or even if you are planning an extensive grouping, you can be rest assured that these winged cobras will become a focal point in your garden.
Indoor planting: Not suitable for growing indoors. Can be started off in pots inside and moved or planted outside once you see growth.
Planting outside: Ensure they are planted quite deep as doing this will protect the tubers and rhizomes from frost. Arisaema are happiest in soil conditions that are neutral to slightly acid. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms if possible and add plenty of grit and humus matter to the soil. Plant bulbs so that they are 10-15cms below the soil surface.
Can also look great if grown with martagon lilies, hostas or wood anemones.
Protect from severe frosts over winter by giving a good layer of mulch.
Remember to mark the position you plant them in as they can easily get lost.
Using bulb starter or root grow when first planting will help them to establish for future years flowering.
Hardy in UK gardens.
Flowering Height: 15-18″ (35-45cm)
Flowering period: May-June
Soil type: Humus rich soils that are free draining. Neutral to slightly acid preferred.
Aspect: Semi shaded woodland areas.
Scented: No significant scent.
Planting Depth: 10cms
Spacing: 10-15cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.