Genus of 4 rhizomatous perennials which superficially resemble the genus Arum, however they differ morphologically in their flowers, spathes and inflorescences. Their inflorescence is generally quite short and consists of a hooded spathe with a colour gradient from purple to white, often striped with green flecks. They originate from the Mediterranean and have attractive leaves which are generally heart-shaped, with variations between species and often variegation.
How to propagate Arisarum
Division, in autumn of an established clump of tubers, which produce offsets freely.
Other uses of Arisarum
Grown for their curious, hooded spathes enclosing spadices with minute flowers.