Arum italicum subsp. italicum
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 italicum subsp. italicum is an attractive plant even before the lovely creamy white spathes emerge in spring, with its deep green arrow-shaped leaves which are marbled yellow-green. It has bright orange fruits in autumn.
||Late spring to early summer|
||sun or partial shade; sheltered|
||humus rich, moist, well drained soil|
||20 - 60 cm|