Arum maculatum (Cuckoo pint / Lords and ladies)

€7,50  (5 bulbs)
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Arum maculatum, commonly known as Cuckoo pint or Lords and ladies, is native to most parts of Europe, including the British Isles. Arum maculatum grows as Arum italicum (Italian Arum): the foliage emerges in the autumn and is evergreen during the winter months, and in April/May pale green goblet-like spathes appear. The spathes then die back in late summer to expose stunning spikes of orangey-red berries.

The green leaves of Cuckoo pint are usually flecked with black, although this doesn’t always occur.
Flowers: April/May
Colour: green
Height: 40 cm
Aspect: no preference but avoid full sun
Soil type: no preferences
Planting period: autumn
Planting depth: three times the diameter of the corm
Type: perennial flowering
Origin: Europe
Bulb size: largest bulb size available
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