Arum, Italian

 
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Description

Arrowhead shaped, long glossy leaves with pale green midribs. The flower is reminiscent of a jack-in-the-pulpit. After the plant flowers, the leaves die back leaving only the flower that develops bright orange-red berries in summer. New leaves will emerge in fall. Toxic; do not ingest any part of this plant.

Plant Details

Plants

Latin Name:
Arum italicum
Plant Type:
Perennial
Care :
Prefers moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter.
Light Requirements:
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
Habit:
Mounded habit.
Plant Height:
18 inches
Plant Width:
18 inches
Foliage:
Glossy green, arrowhead-shaped leaves with light green midribs.
Bloom:
Creamy-white flowers in spring followed by red-orange berries in summer.
Zone:
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Special Features:
  • Deer Resistant
  • Supports Naturalizing
  • Shade Tolerant