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Arum italicum ‘Pictum’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Arum italicum 'Pictum' is a fascinating plant with lush green arrow-shaped leaves and creamy white veins in winter. This is the true form grown from divisions rather than seed. Leaves emerge in autumn/winter and last to early summer before dying back.

Established plants produce a column of vibrant orange-red berries in autumn as the leaves die down. An excellent clump-forming ground cover plant for sun or shade.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Arum italicum ‘Pictum’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sun or shade
Soil: Most fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Arum italicum 'Pictum' is a dense, clump forming perennial.
Height: up to 30 cm (1 ft)
Spread: 60 cm (2 ft)

Notes: The berries of Arum italicum 'Pictum' are POISONOUS and should not be eaten.

(Please be aware that as mentioned above, due to the unusual life-cycle of this plant if you order one of these plants in mid-late summer or early autumn, the leaves will have died off and not be present until autumn or winter.)

Plant Finder: about Arum italicum ‘Pictum’

Common names

Italian arum, Lords and ladies


Arum italicum ‘Pictum’ (Italian arum). A tuber which flowers in late spring. In autumn, semi-erect leaves with cream-white veins are borne, followed by pale green or cream-white spathes, then red berries in autumn.


This plant is ideal for flower arrangements.

Interest and use

Ornamental, naturaliser, borders.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Arum italicum ‘Pictum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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