Arisaema fargesii

Arisaema fargesii
Arisaema fargesii

With a lovely purple to brown and white curving spade Arisaema fargesii is another easy to grow species named after the Frenchman (missionary and botanist) Père Paul Guillaume Farges.

Originally from Southern China and Flowering in late spring to early summer its glossy flower is a standout in the garden
Very large foliage and an excellent specimen or great when planted in a group.

The flower has an added interest when looked at more deeply, a red spadix hides beneath the striped hood.

Arisaema fargesii Care

Like most arisaema, propagation is from offsets which can be divided in late fall, or from seed.

Arisaema fargesii grows well in a part shaded woodland position surrounded by mulch to prevent it being crowded out.
Again this arisaema may also be grown in a container or large garden pot.

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Summary Information

  • Botanical Name : Arisaema fargesii
  • Common Name : Farges Cobra Lily
  • Family Name : Aracaeae
  • USDA Zone : 4 – 8
  • Height : 20 inches (.5 metre)
  • Spread : 20 inches (.5 metre)
  • Flower : Purple to brown with white stripes.
  • Flowering season : Spring
  • Foliage : Trifoliate (3 lobes), the central being the largest.
  • Growth Rate : Medium to Fast
  • Soil : Humus rich, moist and well drained
  • Light : Medium to Light shade.
  • Humidity : Medium
  • Container Growing : Yes
  • Frost Tolerance : Light frosts only
  • Drought Tolerant : No