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Arisaema dracontium

 
Arisaema dracontium

Common name green dragon
Family araceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers light green (May-June)
Size 1-3'
Light part-full shade
Cultural notes moist soil

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.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (31d) - 70F (100%G, 6-9d)


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common mis-spellings: draconium; draconticum

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