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Cuckoo pint

Arum spp.

Also known as

Lords and ladies

Arum cylindraceum1 by Petr Filippov (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cuckoo pint Overview

The genus Arum features 30 tuberous perennial species, grown widely for their distinctive leaves and 10-40cm long, large, colorful flower spathes which resemble lilies. Most species come from the Mediterranean, but they may be found in Europe, Northern Africa and both West and Central Asia.

How to propagate Cuckoo pint

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Division

Division in early autumn.

Other uses of Cuckoo pint

Grown for their ornamental leaves and attractive spathes.