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ALASKA HAWAII MIDWEST NORTHEAST PACIFIC NORTHWEST SOUTHEAST SOUTHWEST WEST Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8 Zone 9 Zone 10
What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Green Dragon

 
 
Green Dragon, Arisaema dracontium View Larger Image

Regular Price: $18.98

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Bring a tropical look to your garden with native, deer-resistant Green Dragon! This tall cousin of Jack-in-the-Pulpit sports an unusual leaf and even more unusual flower spathe with a long, fascinating spadix. In summer, a club-like formation of bright red seeds forms along the spathe, bringing a bright spark of color to moist woodland gardens. (Arisaema dracontium)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Native
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU AFLFL03

Plant Information

24-36” tall x 12-18” wide. Who doesn’t want unusual plants in their garden that are easy to grow? Green Dragon is a gorgeous North American native that is guaranteed to elicit cries of “What is that?” from visitors to your shady spaces. Single leaves grow from a corm that is best planted in moist, rich soil. The compound leaf is arranged along a curved petiole, giving the plant a curious look that stands out from more common foliage types in the shade garden. The show gets even better when the spathe forms, highlighting a spadix which can stretch up to seven inches long. In the summer, red berries form along the spathe and the plant goes dormant. A terrific plant to pair with other, later plants such as hosta or ferns whose foliage will spread to cover an empty space. Like most arisaemas, Green Dragon is deer resistant and will slowly multiply by seed.

SKU AFLFL03
Common Name Green Dragon
Botanical Name Arisaema dracontium
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Green
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Foliage 7-15 lance shaped leaflets per stem.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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