Saturday, May 26, 2007

Aroids Part V

Arisaema consanguineum is a large jack in the pulpit from China. In moister, more clement gardens than mine, it is said to reach six feet tall; here three feet is about it, but it's still spectacular. It comes in both a green form, and as above, with black and white striped spathes. It always makes me think it's decked out in formal wear. Consanguineum is one of the easier Asian jacks, but likes to be planted deeply in well-drained, but rich and moist soil (what plant doesn't). It does slowly divide into good-sized clumps, but it is frost-sensitive, and does come out of the ground fairly early, so my plants got a little frizzed this year.
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wow! that's fantastic!
I am so enamored with Arisaemas, but my budget just won't allow me to indulge myself. I did get one last fall, and it surprised me with a lovely spathe about a week ago. I can't stop looking at it!

Love the photo you have here!!
Olivia & Kylee... glad you're enjoying the pictures so far; this is such a busy time of the year that I have to nudge myself to get the camera out to the garden; a lot of things I just miss getting pictures of.
Another gorgeous specimen! Thanks so much for sharing all these certainly help me lengthen my "want list"!
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