Hi Daniella! This Ariaseama candidissima is close to our native Jack in the pulpit, but needs a well drained soil, more sun and is not as cold hardy. Actually, it is supposed to be a USDA zone 6 plant. I planted it deeply in the soil. Each fall I put a few fir branches on the soil for winter protection. As for many other Asian Arisaemas, the plant doesn't show up early... In our garden, this species is the latest to awake in late June!wow, quite a collection and you're quite a good photographer too.
This is a very nice flower, kind of look like an orchids. Is is hard to keep? Also any pics of your beaufitul ensata? I guess they bloom later for you because of the colder climate?
Unfortunatly, I am in USDA 3 zone! :sob::sob:You've got to love summer blooming azaleas. If you're in USDA zone 6 you can grow the amazing R. prunifolium with a bit of winter protection. It flowers brilliant orange to red trusses from late July to early September. A real winner!
We are fortunate to have a reliable snow cover... Guess you have heavy snowfalls were you live?Wow, I didn't know that it is so cold there! I'm in zone 2b, and it is a struggle to get perennial garden going. I try new species every year, but at least a half of them don't make it. I'm gradually increasing the variety in the garden, and I should try some of the ones you have.