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Arum dracunculus

Lords and ladies

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Arum dracunculus (Lords and ladies). This species is a tuberous perennial. It will produce dark green basal leaves which are marked with purple-brown. The flowers are produced in the spring to summer with dark-red to purple unpleasant smelling spathes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Interest and use

Grown for their ornamental leaves and attractive spathes.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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