Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 6-8, possibly colder 30" tall Origin: China
This rare and previously unknown species from woodland streamsides in Western Yunnan at 6,000' elevation was publislhed as a new species in 2007, named after Japanese arisaema taxonomist, Jim Murata. The thick green stems emerge in early May from enormous fist-shaped tubers. Like spokes on a wheel, each of the 7-13 deeply veined leaflets is held atop a 30" tall stalk. The flower emerges as the plant unfurls, a yellow pitcher with purple stripes at the base, topped with an extended bright yellow threadlike tip. Inside the pitcher, you find the purple "preacher" tucked in neatly out of the weather. This is an easy-to-grow, slowly-offsetting species...made available thanks to the magic of tissue culture.
Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml)