Pinellia ternata Spotted Leafed Form
A tuberous woodland species from Japan, China and Korea where it is widely used in herbal medicine. Curious green flowers with long, curving, black and green tongues emerge from tripartite foliage in late spring and early summer. The form offered has very unusual dark purple spotted leaves. Height 30 cm. Humus-rich, well draining soil in sun or shade. Can spread rapidly through off-set bulbs, seed and leaf bulbils so is best contained as a potted specimen.