Arum Italicum

 

A Tuberous perennial with arrow-shaped, mid-green, white-veined leaves. In early summer, bears greenish white spathes, followed by orange-red berries. Makes an attractive border plant. Max Height 30cm. Max Spread 15cm. Fruits August to December. CAUTION toxic if eaten also a skin and eye irritant

 

Plant in well drained fertile soil in a sheltered site. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.