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Arisarum

Arisarum spp.

Araceae - Arisarum vulgare-1 by Hectonichus (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Arisarum Overview

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

Division, in autumn of an established clump of tubers, which produce offsets freely.

Tubers

Other uses of Arisarum

Grown for their curious, hooded spathes enclosing spadices with minute flowers.