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Arisaema kiushianum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arisaema (air-uh-SEE-muh) (Info)
Species: kiushianum (kee-yoo-see-AH-num) (Info)

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3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green
Maroon (Purple-Brown)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral The_Mikado On Apr 16, 2009, The_Mikado from Huntsville, AL (Zone 7a) wrote:

Bought two from Asiatica, planted them within inches of one another, and only one came up. It has, however, returned 2005-2009. So it can exist here and quite well. It's in dense shade and although you have to work to "display" it to visitors, it never fails to impress.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Huntsville, Alabama
Coshocton, Ohio
Lexington, Virginia

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