at Digging Dog
Pink flowered white striped Cobra Lily
By Peter coxhead (Own work) ‘CC0’, via Wikimedia Commons
Cobra Lily or Jack-in-the-Pulpit
These exotic-looking Calla relations comprise a vast genus
primarily found in the Himalayas, China and Japan.
While the sparsely produced leaves are carved into 3 or more
leaflets, the curious inflorescence features a fleshy club-like
spike thatís packed with tiny flowers and encompassed by an
over arching flower bract. Fertile, humus-rich and evenly
moist soil helps keep the Cobra Lilies charmed.
Lustrous arrow-shaped leaves, which often grow 2 ft.
wide, wait ‘til early summer to burst forth with dramatic
tropical appeal. Affixed to sturdy 15 in. stalks,
sensational hooded flowers, resembling pink pitchers,
are enhanced by striking stripes of translucent milky
white vertical veins. Undemanding, deer resistant and
more sun-tolerant than other Arisaema, this lusted-after
Cobra Lily pledges a glorious colony, produces offsets
freely and launches bold bright orange-red seed pods in
Size: 15"–18" high x 10" wide; hardy to zone 6.
Arisaema candidissimum (P-1829)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order
plant nursery specializing in
unusual and hard to find
perennials, ornamental grasses,
shrubs, trees, and vines.
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