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Arum dioscoridis

Lords and ladies

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourDeep purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Arum dioscoridis (Lords and ladies). This species is a tuberous perennial it will produce large deep purple spathes between 15-35cm. The leaves are spear-shaped and dark green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

E.Mediterranean

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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