Arisaema flavum

Yellow cobra lily

Arisaema flavum is a diminutive cobra lily, probably the smallest member of this large and diverse genus. 

In early summer leaves emerge from an underground tuber along with a short stem supporting a cute yellow pitcher flower. 

After pollination by flies the flowers fade to be replaced by bright red berries. 

The plants will spread but patience is required as they are very slow growing. 

An unusual trait shared by all Arisaema species is that they change sex. Arisaema plants are typically male when small, and female or hermaphroditic when large, with a single plant capable of changing sex several times during its 20 years or more lifespan. 

Photo: Sten [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

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£ 9.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Araceae

Hardy perennial

H6

25cm    

25cm    

Lush green    

Yellow    

Humus rich, avoid winter wet

Full sun, partial shade

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