Variegated leaf on Arisaema triphyllum

Paul Tyerman ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Mon Jun 18 03:00:18 CEST 2001

Howdy All,

The question below was asked on another list that I am a member of, so I
thought I'd find out here whether this is a common occurrence or not.  I
have checked with him and most of the seedlings grow true to the
variegation, so it is at least partially stable.

Anyone know if this is a registered/known cultivar or anything like that?

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I stumbled onto a varigated leaved Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)
some years ago and have been growing it and its offpring since.Actually its
tricolored, random splashes of white and olive-gray on the normal green
leaf backround.Lately I've been wondering if this a common occurence or
something really different. I've gone to Arisaema websites (many) and found
only one picture or mention of leaf varigation which did not resemble my
plants.The leaf suffers if grown in too much sun,the white splash tends to
burn.The leaf is really quite appealing, so much that I rarely look at the


Any information that I could feed back to him would be greatly appreciated.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8
mailto:ptyerman at

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Lilium, Aroids, Irises
plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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