Of all the Arisaema, Arisaema candidissimum must surely be one of the most beautiful and is worthy of a spot in any garden! This form has pure white spathes, rather than the more commonly seen pink variety.
Typically starting into growth very late in the season sometime in late June, or even July, the plant reaches an overall height of around 60cm, producing a single trifoliate leaf and a stunningly beautiful long lasting spathe. The effect is greatly enhanced when planted as a group. Arisaema candidissimum is noted for it’s pleasant scent (a rarity amongst the Aroid family as a whole). Offsets are produced from the main corm, resulting in substantial clumps over a period of years.
It is often stated that the wild form produces pure white spathes, however, both the white and rose forms do appear in nature.