Arum italicumItem #5913 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Valued for the interesting colors and textures it brings to the woodland garden. Large arrowhead-shaped, glossy grayish-green leaves with pale green midrib back the interesting erect creamy white flowers. Bright orange-red fruit persists all summer. Herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.Key Feature:Woodland GardenBlooms:SpringLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:AIR-um ee-TAL-ih-kum)Plant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage ColorFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy Flowers
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Cut back hard and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Trim off dead flowers to encourage reblooming.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.