GREEN DRAGON Jack In The Pulpit, Arisaema dracontium
Green Dragon Arisaema are rare plants! They produce large, exotic-looking foliage and flowers, and large clusters of red berries from late summer, and last through the fall and winter! Plants are long-lived hardy perennials, and are deer resistant.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 36", 3 feet, 90cm
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Note: Ornamental use only. Chewing on these plants can cause irritation to the lips or breathing problems.
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks after the warming period.