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Arisaema candidissimum

Chinese Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Plant Type:


Arisaema candidissimumBeautiful milk- white and soft pink-striped, the Chinese Jack-in-the-Pulpit flowers rising here late June or early July, sooner down south. The base of the flower is green but still exhibiting white stripes on the outside of the flower. Big tri-lobed tropical looking leaves unfurl while the spathe is enchanting us. The foliage looks good for most of the summer. Another common name is Striped Cobra Lily. Neither of the common names do justice to this exquisite aroid. This, oh, so pretty Arisaema will tolerate not only more sun but somewhat drier conditions than its fascinating cousins. Remember: it rises late, for us usually not until early July... know where you have planted it or mark the spot. Established potted Arisaema from corm offset. These are smaller bulbs - a year or two away from flowering size.


15-18 in


24-30 in


White with Pastel Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Arisaema candidissimum

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade


  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Accent
  • Natural Garden
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Organic
  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Draining


  • China

Propagated By

  • Offset