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Peltandra virginica

Green Arrowleaf Arum

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Item #: 262

Zones: 5a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

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Peltandra virginica is an easy-to-grow bog and stream native that occurs naturally from Minnesota south to Florida, but is strangely absent from most American gardens. Peltandra virginica resembles a 3' tall xanthosoma-type elephant ear. The 18" tall stems are topped with shiny green, arrowhead-shaped leaves. In late spring, the clumps bear greenish-white spathe and spadix flowers, followed by green seed pods that bend toward the ground as the berries ripen to shiny metallic black. We have had very good luck growing these in very moist garden soils as well as shallow standing water. We love this native aroid in moist sites to add tropical-textured foliage.

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