Arum maculatum

James Waddick
Tue, 03 Feb 2004 09:13:45 PST
Dear All;
	Jamie's photos remind me. 'The Genus Arum' by Peter Boyce is 
the authority on Arum and he describes the foliage of this species as 
anything from deep green to spotted and sometimes the spots that are 
'bullate'. The color plate shows these spots as forming discrete 
blisters or 'scars.  I have grown quite a few of these and have never 
seen one show these dark pits or blisters. Spotted forms are 
especially attractive to me.  Yet there are no name cultivars, but 
the dozens of synonyms given tells of this variation.

	Does anyone grow this species with 'deep' pits for the dark spots?

	There is a cultivar called 'Painted Lady' which I have 
ordered a couple of times and it has neither been 'painted' (i.e. 
splotched in yellow) as advertised or even this species. Anyone 
familiar with the true cv?

	I admit to a mild case of arum-itis and love this species 
which requires more shade than most others.

	Thanks	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

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