How to Grow Arum Italicum Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Italian Arum

Italian arum

Arum Italicum hidden behind a trunk photograph by anne arnould.

Arum italicum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Arum italicum
  • Common Name: Italian arum
  • Growing Zone: USA: 5 to 9
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 5 to 11
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 7 to 9
  • Time of Bloom: Mid to Late Spring
  • Flower Details: Orange
  • Leaf Foliage: Variegated
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade to partial shade partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Division of clumps of tubers should take place after flowering. Alternatively, Seeds sown in autumn having removed the fleshy pulp
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Heavy Shade, Wet Soil
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, Rock garden, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Naturalizing, Some parts are poisonous
  • Genus Detail: Arum
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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