Arum italicum

(Italian arum)


$9.95


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This arum, sometimes commonly called Italian arum, is a stemless woodland species native to Europe. Typically grows 12-18" tall. It resembles our native Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema tryphyllum). Each flower consists of (1) an erect, finger-like spadix covered with minute, creamy white flowers and (2) a large, sheath-like, light green spathe (bract) which subtends and partially envelops the spadix like a hood. Flowers produced in spring. Arrowhead-shaped, long-petioled, glossy grayish-green leaves with pale green midribs are 8-12" long. After bloom, the leaves and spathe die back leaving only the thick spadix which develops attractive, bright orange-red berries in summer. New leaves emerge in autumn and remain evergreen in warm winter climates but die back in cold winter climates where they emerge again in early spring. All parts of this plant are toxic.

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Description

Best grown in medium moisture, consistently moist, humusy, organically rich soils in part shade to full shade.

Additional information

Common Name

Italian arum

Botanical Name

Arum italicum

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

12 to 18"

Width

12 to 18"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

April – May

Flower Color

greeny white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

marbled green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

orange-red spike of berries

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