The most beautiful arisaema from our collection is the Arisaema candidissimum. This late bloomer emerges in June at which the inflorescence comes first. Once the spathe has fully unfolded, the beautiful colours are visible. The inside is soft pink with vertical white stripes. On the outside, the spathe is mainly white. The tube shaped bottom turns into green with white stripes. The first few days the flower gives a subtle rose-like scent. From my own experience it seems that not everyone can smell this scent. When the flower is fully erect the foliage will come up. Folded and compressed, the foliage comes in one or two leaves. Each leave has a separate stem and each leaf is divided into three leaflets. Wilst flowering the leaf unfolds like an umbrella above the inflorescence. Arisaema candidissimum was discovered in 1914 by George Forrest in Yunnan, the Chinese province near the border with Burma. This specie grows quite easy in the garden and multiplies by making offset. If the bulb is settled in a good place it will form a small colony within a few years. Provide well-drained (forrest-like) soil and a place in the semi-shade. Sunlight filtered by tree leaves is sufficient. Watch out for snails, they are fond of arisaema 's. In 1970, the pink Arisaema candidissimum was rewarded with a First Class Certificate by the Royal Horticultural Society.