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Arum pictum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Arum pictum

Fall Flowering Arum

Item #: 5573

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mediterranean Europe

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

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We are very pleased to offer this rare arum species, not to be confused with Arum italicum 'Pictum'. Arum pictum is from the Mediterranean islands and is the only Arum species to flower in the fall. The marvelous black-purple spathe and spadix emerge in September alongside the emerging glossy green foliage. I'd grow this species for the leaves alone, which emerge bordered with a lovely purple cast. Often in late spring the leaves develop silver veins, but this varies with individual clones. The stunning flowers, both in their macabre beauty and memorable fragrance (like running over a skunk), are delightful additions.

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