||October (flowerbulb planting time)
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.