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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Pinellia pedatisecta Accepted
Pinellia wawrae Synonym
Pinellia tuberifera var. pedatisecta Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: To 10 inches (25cm)
Plant Spread: To 10 inches (25cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Other: Green when ripe.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Lower (female) zone of spadix fused to spathe
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Underground structures: Tuber
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Roots are poisonous
Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Location: Cincinnati, OHDate: 2013-05-11
By Henryr10
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-05-23
By plantrob
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
By Joy
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Posted by plantrob (Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 1, 2015 8:32 PM

Quite the spreader - it seems like every seed it sets grows into a plant, and some pop up in unusual places, including spots in full sun, where they do fine despite their reputation as a shade plant. They quickly grow a small bulb, which grows into a large flattened bulb over the course of a few years. While I like them, they've gotten out of hand in a few garden areas, so I treat them with caution these days.

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