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(Plant heights are given at maturity)

Hardy tuberous plants belonging to the Araceae family with large deeply veined leaves. They are used most often as accent plants for landscaping and containers. They should be planted in a sunny or lightly shaded location in a deep rich soil.

Propagation can be accomplished by removing side shoots and planting in early spring, or by sowing seed. Seeds should be sown in pots, trays or a bed prepared with a medium of 1 part sphagnum peat to 1 part sand. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before sowing. They should be covered lightly and kept moist, but not soggy at about 40F for 4 weeks. The temperature should then be increased to 75F for 4 weeks. When seedlings are about 2 inches in height, they can be transplanted to larger containers or directly to the garden, if the temperatures do not fall below 65F

Arum italicum Italian Arum  Italian Arum - Arum italicum - Perennial - Magnificent large deeply lobed 8 inch long leaves and red berries in late summer. Good for rock gardens, borders or as a landscape accent. Full sun or partial shade Height: 12 inches Hardy to -20F (-28.8C)
#5505   Packet   $4.50   Approximately 50 seeds


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