Orange Candleflower

Arum italicum

SKU
05913
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.
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Botanical PronunciationAIR-um ee-TAL-ih-kum
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

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