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Arisaema ringens

Japanese Cobra Lily

Plant Type:


Arisaema ringensLarge Bulbs. Japanese Cobra Lily is another fantastic Jack-in-the-Pulpit with substantial green and dark purple pinstriped pitchers in spring resembling cobras' heads. Tri-lobed leaves are very large, glossy green and tropical-looking. These hold well through the growing season adding bold texture to the woodland shade garden. Open to dappled shade, very early morning sun or very late day sun will suit Arisaema ringens. Plant in fertile, organic draining soil that retains moisture between summer rains. This is a species slow to offset. Pot grown bulb possible bulbils attached to mother.


20-24 in


Purple Red

Characteristics and Attributes for Arisaema ringens

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Massing
  • Accent
  • Specimen
  • Rock Garden
  • Potted Plant
  • Woodland

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Humus Laden
  • Organic
  • Moist
  • Woodland
  • Fertile


  • China, Japan, Korea

Propagated By

  • Offset