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
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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