Arum italicum

Arum Italicum

The Arum italicum or Italian Arum is an ornamental herbaceous perennial with light green leaves with white veins which resembles an upright handkerchief and blooms in spring white spathes of flowers which are followed by spikes of bright orange red berries.

Suitable for under trees and shrubs.

Arum italicum looks well when plant with all kinds of ferns, ivy and hostas.

Details Arum italicum

  • Blooms: July – August
  • Flower colour: orange
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Full grown: 2 Years
  • Full grown height: 10 – 25 cm
  • Full grown width: 40 – 60 cm
  • Plant location: Sun and semi shade
  • Plant depth: 12 cm
  • Plant spacing: 25 cm
  • Harmful if eaten

How to take care of Arum Italicum

Plant Arum Italicum at least 2cm (approx 1in) deeper than they were in their delivered pots. Arums can pull themselves down to the right level but planting deeper will help them to establish more quickly.

Humus-rich soil will promote new growth. Water thoroughly after planting to moisten the top of the soil.

Mulch around the plants in autumn and summer. Mulch retains moisture and provides some soil nutrients.

Division of clumps of tubers should take place after flowering. Alternatively, propagate by seed sown in autumn having removed the fleshy pulp. No pruning required.