Native Region: China, Korea, Japan
Zone Range: 6-9
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 17 January, 2016
Seed count: 15-20
This tuberous perennial has glossy green leaves, each comprising 3 pointed leaflets and bears a hooded and curled, green and purple-striped spathe below its leaves in early summer. Flowers are followed by bright orange-red fruits. Height 12 inches.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in fall or spring. Grow in moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic, humusy soil in a cool, partly shaded site.