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Arisarum proboscideum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Arisarum proboscideum

Mouse Plant

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Item #: 1589

Zones: 5a to 8b, at least

Height: 4" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Italy, Spain

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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And now, for something completely different, comes this conversation piece of the spring garden. In early spring, the short flower stalks emerge first, resembling small 4" long purple mice with white bottoms, diving into the ground with their tails dangling in the air. The glossy green arum-like ground-hugging foliage of Arisarum proboscideum emerges in late winter, then in early summer it does the dormant thing...farewell until next spring. Mouse plant spreads slowly by short rhizomes to form a nice mass...a great pass-along plant and loads of fun with the kids!