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Arisaema ringens/Cobra lily

Arisaema ringens / Arisaema ringens
The foliage has two glossy leaves, each composed of three leaflets
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The foliage has two glossy leaves, each composed of three leaflets

This species has a green and purple striped, purple-lipped spathe

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Scientific Name: Arisaema ringens
Common Name: Cobra lily
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green, Purple
Fruit present: Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: The large trifoliate leaves serves as a backdrop to flowers which are shaped lika a cobra head. Arisaema ringens is very early to emerge in spring, and should be protected when a late frost occurs. The bright red seed seed are the last to ripen around late December.