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Monday, June 20, 2011
The last jack of the spring (for me, at least)
It is Arisaema candidissimum. It's very easy, and it spreads around freely without being in any way obnoxious. For me it doesn't matter where I plant them, the flowers always face away from any path or patio near which I have placed them. Yes, I'm trying to funny ha ha. It actually seems to be entirely random -- a clump of five flowers will face in five different directions. The foliage doesn't hang around for very long before it turns yellow and returns to the earth.