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Arum maculatum

Lords and ladies

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  • Arum maculatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Arum maculatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Arum maculatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to May
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellowish green, sometimes marked purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Arum maculatum (Lords and ladies). This is a common wildflower. The leaves are dark green, and it produces spathes which are upright and hooded. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. Poisonous.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, smell attracts flies.

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  • Arum maculatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°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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