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Arisaema galeatum


Arisaema galeatum has burgundy-red spathes grading into green at the top with white stripes. Dramatic foliage.

Arisaema galeatum is often a tall plant reaching more than four feet in height. Its species name comes from the word galea meaning helmet which refers to the helmet-like spathe which completely encloses and hides the spadix. The unique spathe is red grading towards green in the upper half. The leaflet is coarsely textured due to the numerous veins which are purplish underneath. Rich, evenly moist soil is best. Himalayan.

Common Name: Cobra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Decidous or evergreen forests in rich humus, 1300-2500m.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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