Discovering New Plants
Discovering new or unusual plants is one of the great joys of gardening, and master gardener Paul James is always on the lookout for anything new. Here are some of his plant finds:
Hide CaptionShow CaptionArisaemas are true woodland plants they must be grown in a well-drained, moist soil that's high in organic matter.
All arisaemas--which some people refer to as hardy tropicals--are hardy to Zone 5 with winter protection. They're true woodland plants, and they must be grown in a well-drained, moist soil that's high in organic matter. They also need shade most of the day, although a little morning sun or dappled light is okay. When placed in the right spot in the shade garden, they are quite showy.