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How Unusual! (Arum maculatum)

I visited my Aunt this morning and was amazed at this plant growing in her garden through the Bergenia. I dont know its name but think its amazing.



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like these dawn, so differant, are they in your garden

9 Aug, 2009

 

I agree, Dawn. I saw some of these up at one of our local churchyards and took some of the seeds. Unfortunately they didn't do anything when I planted them :(

9 Aug, 2009

 

Hi San/Gee - I've never seen one of these before, they're in my Aunt's garden Sandra. She says, the leaves come up first, then these spikes, the leaves fall off, the berries then turn red and it dies down over winter. I was so impressed. Shame the seeds didnt grow Gee - hopefully someone will identify the plant :-)

9 Aug, 2009

 

do the birds like them dawn, look yummy dont they lol

9 Aug, 2009

 

don't know sorry..seen it before .always wondered.oh what is happening outside, little bird is screaming .oh nooo..please no...sob sob the Sparrowhawk got one of my baby bluetits.

9 Aug, 2009

 

awwww no deida how awfull for you, poor little mite :o((

9 Aug, 2009

 

Oh no Deida, how sad. Blinkin sparrowhawk - luckily I havent seen one in my garden, now I've said that I fear. Nothing you can do is there - poor little blue tit - I still have the brilliant photo of one of yours on my favourites - looks like tweety pie.
I hadnt seen the plant before until today - just love it.

My Aunt didnt mention if the birds like them, she didnt know the name either. She pulled one up but it just had a white stem and no root :-(

9 Aug, 2009

 

bad luck dawn, bet they are tubers or bulbs

9 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

We were looking at some of these this afternoon in the fairy dell with Noseypotter , we didn,t know what they were called either , I will have to get the books out .. .

9 Aug, 2009

 

how did the day go amy with NP, was alot there

9 Aug, 2009

 

It's Arum maculatum ( Cuckoo Pint )

9 Aug, 2009

 

What a coincidence Amy.
Wow, brilliant, thanks Hywel - I can do some research now.
Do you have them in your garden Hywel?

9 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

It was crowded Sandy , a lovely day see my pics on the blog .......

9 Aug, 2009

 

Glad you made it Amy - I'll go over to your blog now.

9 Aug, 2009

 

Thank you Hywel

9 Aug, 2009

 

Must count my little bluetit babies tomorrow.....

9 Aug, 2009

 

You'll have to get a scare crow Deida, lol

9 Aug, 2009

 

try not to get to upset deida its nature and we cant do anything to change that, very sad to witness though

9 Aug, 2009

 

I don't have them in my garden. I've only seen them growing wild in the hedgerows.

10 Aug, 2009

 

seen your blog amy, lovely pics and looked a great day

10 Aug, 2009

 

ive seen these growing wild too, they are lovely

10 Aug, 2009

 

Hywel, Irish: I've never seen them growing wild ... lucky you. So different, dont you think.

10 Aug, 2009

 

We call these Lords and Ladies ..as Hywel says is Arum maculatum.
Guess the ladies must be the single lily flower the lords follow ...oh well just use your imagination lol

11 Aug, 2009

 

Wow, what an amazing display, wish mine looked like this in the summer. Guess mine are all long legged ladies, and the men are coming up way short...lol (surprise, surprise...:-/)

24 Aug, 2009

 

Ha ha FLC, you make me smile. You'll have to post a pic.

24 Aug, 2009

 

looks like a wild Arum to me.........

10 Oct, 2009

 

You're right Holly, I think they are great, I bought some bulbs a few weeks ago.

10 Oct, 2009

 

i didnt know you could buy them......... only really seen them growing wild in the woods................

11 Oct, 2009

 

I got them for J Parkers, actually I've checked and the variety I've bought is Arum Italicum, similar to this though. My aunt bought her's from an Open Garden visit.

12 Oct, 2009

 

There very nice..... would do well in my bit of fairy garden...........

13 Oct, 2009

 

I think they're amazing HollyE, I hope my bulbs come up.

13 Oct, 2009

 

Im sure they will................

17 Oct, 2009

 

we have lords and ladies tucked away in danker parts of our garden... i think they're supposed to be quite poisonus

17 Jul, 2010

 

I've heard than Jenny, best not to get them mixed up with sweetcorn.

18 Jul, 2010

 

hahaa, i'd never thought of that... but now you say it, a bit of butter and they could be quite tempting ;)
- ready prepared on a squewer and all :P

19 Jul, 2010

 

Lol Jenny. Fascinating plants though, arent they. I set some bulbs in the Autumn but they've not done well, a few leaves came up but that was it.

19 Jul, 2010

 

maybe they're the type that take a few years to flower? not something i've really looked into, i just remember liking them when i was little and mum warning me away :P

19 Jul, 2010

 

Maybe Jenny, fascinating arent they, as long as we dont eat them, lol.

19 Jul, 2010

 

yes, we shall have to try very hard not to :P

19 Jul, 2010

 

;-)

19 Jul, 2010

 

I've just been googling them and one source said that they can take up to seven years to flower from seed (a bit like bluebells i think), not sure what its like with a bulb, but apparently starch from the plants was used on edwardian ruff collars... so theres a fun fact for the day :P

19 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks for the info Jenny, very interesting. 6 years to go then before mine flower, lol.

20 Jul, 2010

 

well, hopefully not that long, if you planted bulbs it hopefully speeded up the process... so i shall keep my fingers crossed for you :P

20 Jul, 2010



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