Whipcord Cobra Lily
This cobra lily is widely distributed from the Himalayas and southwestern China south to Burma and India. It produces a green inflorescence in summer that has a long, upright green or purple tip like an antenna. The glossy, palmate leaves can get quite large. The foliage dies in fall and the plant hibernates as a bulbous rhizome and can survive even severe freezes. It is considered hardy down to at least USDA zone 5 and must have a spot in filtered sun to look its best.