Arum italicum ‘Pictum’ is a tuberous perennial with distinctive large, arrow-shaped glossy green leaves which are veined with a striking creamy-white vein. Its flowers begin to appear in spring, they’re stunning large green/yellow spathes with yellow spadix. In autumn, these flowers are followed by the true star of the show, which are showy spikes or orange red berries. After the berries appear, the leaves fade away and reappear around October and flourish all winter. A necessity for a shaded garden! It can grow to a maximum height of 35 cm and spread of 30 cm. This plant has been awarded The RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)
Suggested Care: Arum italicum ‘Pictum’ should be planted in well-drained, loamy soils, positioned in partial shade but can stand full sun. This plant can be divided into clumps but only after flowering. Please note: All parts of this plant are highly toxic by ingestion, skin and eye irritant. Gloves and other protective equipment is advised when handling.
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. However, do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month.