Arisaema Amurense Var Serratum

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Arisaema Amurense Var Serratum

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Description

Arisaema amurense var. serratum, commonly known as the Serrated Cobra Lily, emerges as an enigmatic and elegant perennial within the Araceae family. Native to the woodlands of Eastern Asia, this distinctive cobra lily captivates with its unique hooded inflorescence and serrated leaflets, creating an alluring presence in shaded garden settings. The Serrated Cobra Lily unveils its mystery with a singular inflorescence known as a spadix, enveloped by a hood-like structure called a spathe. The spathe, often striped or mottled, creates a striking contrast against the central spadix, which bears minute flowers. The serrated leaflets, resembling the veins of a leaf, add an extra layer of intrigue to the plant's foliage. This combination of unique features gives the Serrated Cobra Lily an otherworldly and captivating appearance. Typically this plant reaches a height of 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm), forming clumps of distinctive foliage. Its modest size makes it well-suited for shaded woodland gardens, where it can serve as a fascinating focal point or complement other shade-loving perennials. Indigenous to the woodlands of Eastern Asia, including regions like Korea, China, and Russia's Far East, the Serrated Cobra Lily thrives in moist, humus-rich soils with good drainage. Its adaptability to shaded environments makes it a natural fit for woodland gardens or the understory of deciduous trees. Cobra lilies, including Arisaema amurense var. serratum, have cultural significance in various Eastern Asian traditions. They are often associated with symbolism related to protection and warding off evil spirits. The unique appearance of the spadix and spathe has led to their representation in art and literature.

Sowing Advice

Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.

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Key Facts

Family:Araceae

Common name:Serrated Cobra Lily

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:30-60cm

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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