Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet woodlands of Eastern North America
Zones: 3-8 (2-9)
Green Dragon, Arisaema dracontium, is a rare and unique moist woodland wildflower, frequently found in the high upper areas surrounding bogs. In some ways similar to Jack-in-the-pulpit, its spadix or dragon's tongue, reaches far out of the "pulpit". It is a striking, tall, wet woodland plant with vibrant red flower heads. The ripened fruit looks like a cluster of red berries. It is Deer Resistant, and prefers growing in consistently wet, loose rich soils, appreciating shade. It flowers in the Spring. The alkaloids from the plant are considered poisonous to animals.
Plants are at or near flowering size. They are shipped potted during the growing season, and shipped as a dormant corm during it's dormant season. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 8" - 28+"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: Humus, Lady's Slipper Mix
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Light: Filtered Sun to Partial Shade
Use: Early Spring Ephemeral and Fall color on bog garden edge or woodland garden.