Arum Italicum

James Yourch
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 10:19:19 PDT
Jane McGary wrote:

>I find that Arum italicum does not flower regularly in my area,
>which has about the same climate as Debra's (Jay, who also responded,
>has about the opposite climate). However, it is a permanent plant,
>often increasing to great colonies in old gardens, and worth growing
>for the foliage alone. Having grown my plants about 15 years now, I see
>a few fruits most years, but for some reason I often miss seeing the

This plant regularly flowers and fruits in my garden.  I have dozens of
clumps scattered around which consist of the large and flowering central
plant that I originally planted surrounded by smaller, non-flowering
seedlings and offsets.  I am hoping that over time I can get many blooming
sized plants in a small area and have a fruiting show truly worth a photo.
However, as Jane says, this plant is well worth growing even if it never
flowered or fruited.  The foliage is beautiful and makes the winter garden.


Jay Yourch 

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