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Arum pictum

Lords and ladies

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourBlack purple cream
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Arum pictum (Lords and ladies). This species is a tuberous perennial. It will produce purple-black spathes in the autumn. The leaves are dark green, glossy heart-shaped and about 30cm long.

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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