Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Arisaema heterophyllum - Dancing Crane Cobra Lily

One of my favorite plants in my garden at this moment is Arisaema heterophyllum, otherwise known as Dancing Crane Cobra Lily.  I thought this plant didn't survive the winter, but then in mid June I noticed it making an appearance.  In two weeks time it grew 3 feet with a very thick stalk.  You may notice that it looks a lot like a giant Jack-in-the-Pulpit, and that's because Arisaema is the main genus of the Jack-in-the-Pulpit family.  I LOVE the giant tongue sticking out of the "pulpit".  It prefers light shade.