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Arum creticum

Lords and ladies

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.25m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow, cream
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Arum creticum (Lords and ladies). This species has arrow-shaped glossy dark green leaves. The flowers consist of bright yellow to green-white spathes which are sweetly perfumed with pale yellow spadices.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Greece

Interest and use

Grown for their ornamental leaves and attractive spathes.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Seed in autumn or by division in early autumn.

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