What's Blooming Now--TOW

Antennaria@aol.com Antennaria@aol.com
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 19:48:13 PDT
One plant that has flowered well this spring is the Japanese Arisaema 
kishidae.  The cobra-like spathes appear before the leaves above snake-skin mottled 
leaf sheathes; the spathes are translucent coppery-brown, veined whitish, 
appearing somber blackish-brown from the backside.  The emerging foliage is near 
black in color, opening up to a lovely green, strongly mottled with silver.  
This is a smallish species, about 12"-16" tall.  The PBS wiki page below has 
photos showing three aspects of this fine plant in early flower.

Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States 
antennaria@aol.com "New England" USDA Zone 5
>> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ <<
alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western 
american alpines, iris, plants of all types!

More information about the pbs mailing list