Arum Italicum

Jane McGary
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 09:28:31 PDT
Debra Burgess wrote:
>Jay posted a nice photo of his Arum italicum fruiting.  I have a couple of
>bulbs in the garden and they have yet to bloom after several years in the
>ground.  Sunny spot, good drainage, average amended soil.  Any tips?

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 flowers.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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