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Arum italicum
Arum italicum
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Arum italicum

Italian Arum

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.077.050

An unusual little plant for the woodland garden, or any shady area that is not too dry. Leathery green arrowhead leaves, with white marbling, appear in the fall. These remain all winter and spring, with hooded white flowers hiding among them in May. In summer, the leaves become dormant and disappear, but are replaced by a grand display of orange berries in August, held in heads like a rattle. Although this is a little slow to establish, plants will remain for years in the garden. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/skin and eye irritant.

Further details for
Arum italicum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.