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Arum creticum FCC Form

Cretan Arum

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Item #: 7475

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Summer

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Crete, Turkey

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

Arum creticum is one of the most highly prized members of the genus Arum but one that is always in short supply. We are particularly pleased to offer the more winter-hardy FCC (First Class Certificate) form. Hailing from rocky mountainsides from 750' all the way to 4,700' on the island of Crete and adjacent Turkey, you'll find the green spade-like leaves sprouting early in autumn. In very early spring (late March to early April in NC), the small 18" tall clumps are adorned with large, reflexed, creamy yellow spathes, each holding a mustard-yellow spadix and producing a surprising aroma of lemon. Arum creticum seems quite unwilling to set seed in cultivation so you'll have to wait for it to multiply, which happens quite slowly. Don't miss this rare opportunity!