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Can anyone identify this plant please?

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom Gb

This is an Arum, but I'm not too sure of the variety. It definitely has a place in my garden when I find out what it is. The leaves have a grey silvery pattern on them




Arum italicum marmoratum. Sorry for the long name! It's a great plant that grows leaves in Autumn which last until early summer. You should get a flower spike ,a spathe, actually. It looks like a large cotton bud!! After that there is a bright red spike of poisonous berries. Don't let that put you off, it's a great plant for the depths of winter and thrives in shade under shrubs, it's related to Lords and Ladies hedgerow plant. It's easy to divide after the leaves die down in summer, so spread it around the garden under all the deciduous shrubs.

14 Jan, 2009


Thanks very much, that is going on my list

14 Jan, 2009


v pretty, interesting leaves

14 Jan, 2009


It is rather invasive you know!

14 Jan, 2009


I've got this! I love it as a shade plant. The leaves are so pretty.

14 Jan, 2009


That had me confused - I didn't realise that Arum Italicum Pictum was also known as Marmoratum.

14 Jan, 2009

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