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By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

Weed query 6. I think this is called Lords and Ladies and I hope someone will be able to tell me if I'm right or wrong. It grows from a white bulb about 4" below ground and produces red berries clustered around a vertical stalk.




Very possibly it is an Arum such as Lords and Ladies. Why a weed? We deliberately grow A. italicum for the same results.

16 Apr, 2011


Yes, this is our native Arum lily, Arum maculatum - one of my favourite British wildflowers.

16 Apr, 2011


Thanks. Bulbaholic, can you tell me more about A. italicum and why you grow it?

16 Apr, 2011


Italicum has varigated leaves and it is just a nice plant for a shady place. It doesn't set seed every year but when it does that is a bonus.

17 Apr, 2011


Thanks Bulbaholic. Is it as difficult to remove as A. maculatum and does it spread itself about with gay abandon?

17 Apr, 2011


Unfortunately not :-( It is actually A. italicum 'Marmoratum' that we have and has the variegated leaves.

17 Apr, 2011

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