Not the showiest of arisaema's, but all of them are worth trying at least once. Keeping it alive in our garden may be a challenge, but it at least lived into a second year, long enough to show off its intriguing flower structure. Compared to the common Jack-in-the-Pulpit (A. triphyllum)), this species' leaves are divided into more leaflets (at least five), with a longer spadix extending up out of the spathe.
|light green (May-June)
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|May 27, 2012
|I have been searching for quite a while to determine the name of this plant. I knew it had to be related to the Jack in the pulpit, but had a difficult time finding this particular plant's true name. I'm not sure how mine got started i my garden. It isn't a plant that I purchased, but I have oodles of them, and they self seed, so I have a constant carpet of these plants over a large area, both shade, part-shade and full sun. My soil is far from the best, and it does get very cold here in Michigan in the winters, but these little guys just keep popping up all over! They continue to bloom all summer long and well into the fall. I have a large area of Jack in the pulpit and trilliums also, and I'm hoping that these little guys don't decide to take over that area of the garden!
|Emily solis ortiz
|May 14, 2013
|Im a 3rd grader and im doing a project about the green dragon did you ever write that the green dragon has oxalate cyrstals?
|Jun 04, 2014
|I planted Arisaema dracontium in my rain garden 5 or 6 years ago. It is starting to bloom and thriving!
|Jun 05, 2014
|Like Nancee, this plant came up in my front garden several years ago. I thought it was in the Jack-in -the Pulpit family but it did not look like others I'd seen. One or more new plants come up each year.I was sorting some old Martha Stewart magazines and cut out an article on Arisaemas. This lead me to the internet and your website. I live in Chicago and have a small, shady front yard. My Green Dragons thrive. Our glorious Winter was wonderful for all of my plants. I have at least two new Green Dragons. Thank you for identifying this charming plant!
|Aug 07, 2021
|The pic is Pinellia pedatisecta, an imposter that looks like our North American Arisaema dracontium, at a glance. I had it for years thinking it was our Green Dragon, but the abundant self-seeding, the continuous flowering, the flower rising above the leaf, the spathe transitioning smoothly into the stem, among other differences from the Arisaema were tell-tale signs. I destroyed mine, worried they would escape into the wild.
- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (31d) - 70F (100%G, 6-9d)
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