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 purpureospathum has a silky, dark purple, hooded flower (spathe), which is not unreasonable, given its name.
||sun or part shade|
||Alpine winter / part shade summer|
||any good garden soil|
||20 - 60 cm|