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Arum italicum
Common Name: Painted Arum Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Arum italicum
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As the rest of the garden wanes in autumn, the painted arum sends up masses of ornamental deep green leaves marbled with cream which persist through winter. In spring large creamy green spathes appear amongst the foliage. These are followed by wands of plump, firey orange fruits in summer. Plant in a prominent spot in the shade garden where it can be enjoyed in all four seasons.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
Native Habitat:
Fields, ditches, roadsides, forests.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-10  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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