5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Italian Arum 'Marmoratum' Overview
Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' is a tuberous perennial cultivar developed for its arrow-shaped foliage with attractive white venation. In late spring or early summer it produces green-yellow flower spathes which develop in to ornamental spikes of red-orange berries.
Common problems with Italian Arum 'Marmoratum'
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Italian Arum 'Marmoratum'
Berries can be stripped in Autumn once they have fully ripened and seeds removed with care.
How to propagate Italian Arum 'Marmoratum'
Propagate by dividing tubers after flowering when they have become dormant in the Autumn. Tubers can be as deep as 400 mm below the surface and should be handled with care, this is a poisonous plant.
Seeds should be sown as soon as they have ripened in the Autumn. The fleshy part of the berry should be removed and the seed sown at a depth twice its size. Self seeding may become a problem.
Special features of Italian Arum 'Marmoratum'
The showy spathe draws attantion for it's usual shape.
The white lace effect of the veins against the green makes these leaves very noticable.
The leaves appear in spring but die back in summer and can be grown next to hostas to provide successive ground cover.
Other uses of Italian Arum 'Marmoratum'
This plant suits being used as under planting from rose or shrub borders of informal cottage gardens.