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Arisarum proboscideum

This is a small genus of arum-like plants, with flowers consisting of a hooded spathe and a long, narrow spadix, with dark or muted colours. They make spreading mats of leaves, usually plain green and heart-shaped.

Arisarum proboscideum has flowers about 3 cm high, with a dark brown spathe, shading to white in the lower half, and with a very long brown tail extending from the top of the spathe. Reputed to look like mice running into the foliage. Some people have vivid imaginations.

PLANT SPECIFICS
Quantity 5 bulbs
Width 20cm
Height 10cm
Family Araceae
Flowering Early to mid summer
Habitat detail woodland, cool shade
Garden habitat Full shade
Soil moist, well drained soil
Plant category Alpine
Height range 6 - 20 cm

Code

APQ-5H
5 bulbs 15.00
Arisarum proboscideum
Arisarum proboscideum