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Arisaema sazensoo


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

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



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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