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ARISAEMA candidissimum

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International Flower Bulb Centre

Family

Araceae

Botanical Name

ARISAEMA candidissimum

Plant Common Name

White-spathed Jack-in-the-pulpit

General Description

One of the last herbaceous perennials to emerge in spring, Arisaema candidissimum is a tuberous aroid native to western China. In early summer it bears a white spathe with pink or pale green stripes, enclosing a greenish spadix. The flowers are sweetly fragrant. Large, handsome, three-lobed leaves accompany the flowers. Fruiting rarely occurs in cultivation.

Plant in full sun to partial shade in a moist, well drained soil. It is one of the most striking plants for the shade garden.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Green, Pink

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Striped

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes