Arisaema candidissimum (4-5 cm corm)
4-5cm corms at least 3 years old
This is a superb architectural garden plant which grows from a corm. It originates from China and is one of the finest and most vigorous Arisaemas.
The flowers or inflorescence’s are very striking with white hooded spathes striped pale pink. As the flowers mature the foliage grows into impressive large glossy (think cheese plant) like leaves. The plants in full leaf, reach between 30 and 50 cm and the flowers vary from 10 to 15 cm.
These plants emerge late in early June and die back after the first frost in autumn. Because they remain dormant over the winter and through much of the spring it is worth marking where you plant them in the garden so you don’t forget where they are!
When planted in the garden they are hardy, but when in pots they do need to be protected from frost or lifted and stored frost free over the winter.
Planting position: These suit dappled shade but will also thrive in sunnier conditions as long as they don’t dry out in the summer months.