Arisaema sazensoo is a cool cobra lily w/ a large, purple spathe hood hangs down like a bowing monk or an elephant seal.
The large, purple spathe hood of Arisaema sazensoo droops way down over the tube. The species name comes from "zazen" which refers to a Japanese Buddhist meditation as the flower recalls a bowed monk meditating. When I look at it I see an elephant seal. At any rate, this is a dramatic cobra lily that is hard to find but makes a good garden plant. Blooms mid-spring.
Common Name: Cobra Lily
Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Burgundy
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountain forest, woodland.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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