Arisaema sikokianum - plant & flowers

Arisaema sikokianum - plant portrait     copyright  2000 Mark McDonough

Photo by Mark McDonough

The Japanese Arisaema sikokianum is one of the best
and showiest species of hardy Arisaema, easily
grown in New England, USDA Zone 5.

Another portrait showing two blooms, one in profile,
taken in early morning light.  Notice the large,
spongy white spadix peeking out of the bloom
on the right, and the shiny consistency of the
unfurling leathery leaves.  Last year the plants
made showy red berries in a corn-like structure
typical of Arisaema, eventually hit by frost and
lying on the ground in late Autumn.  In November
I scattered the seed in place, covering lightly,
and on June 14, 2001, most the seeds sprouted

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