Flowering: late spring, berries in autumn
Height: 30 cm
Width: 20 cm
Soil: with plenty of humus
Arums are unusual plants, with flowers consisting of a hood, called a spathe, with the sexual parts, the spadix, inside. The spathe has interesting colours, usually muted greens, browns, creams, often with vertical stripes. The flowers are followed by dense spikes of red fruit in the autumn.
|Arum maculatum is an easy, vigorous plant with greenish yellow spathes, and lovely spikes of orange-red fruit in autumn.|
|Arum nigrum is a rarity from Croatia, with deep green leaves and an extremely dark flowers, which of course are not really black, but very, very dark maroon. The spadix is a much lighter colour, and by contrasting with the spathe emphasises the depth of colour of the latter.|