Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Aroids, Part XIV... Arisaema Urashima

This is a Chinese Jack in the pulpit that has a nicely sinister appearance; darkish green leaves that open like a big hand, and deep chocolate floral structures with a foot long whip arising from the spadix (Jack). I have mine growing in a slightly dry raised bed in light shade, and it seems pleased enough that it's multiplying. I'm looking forward to seeing this dark beauty in a large patch.
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Very nice!
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