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Arum pictum (Fall Flowering Arum) slide #20114
Sauls Rd

Arum pictum (Fall Flowering Arum)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7b-9, at least 10" tall Origin: Mediterranean Europe

Open House/Web-Only! 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. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml)


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