Arum italicum ‘Pictum’ (also called Lords and Ladies)
Tuberous perennial grown for large glossy spear-shaped leaves in spring and vivid red berries in autumn.
Attractive leaves in spring and berries in autumn
Clump forming perennial. H: 30cm, S: 20cm.
Leaves – large, glossy, spear-shaped on upright stems. Dark green with cream marbling.
Flower – pale green/cream spathes surround a pencil-shaped spadix of tiny flowers.
Spadix develops into a stem clustered with berries which start green, gradually turning to bright red.
Shade to partial shade.
Moist, well drained.
Divide in early autumn in necessary. Generally disease and pest free.
Divide plants, or propagate by seed, in autumn. As clumps mature they may self seed.