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PlantFiles: Arum
Arum creticum

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arum (AIR-um) (Info)
Species: creticum (KRET-ee-kum) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Baa On May 20, 2002, Baa wrote:

Early, tuberous perennial from Greece and Crete.

Has large, glossy dark green, unmarked, arrow/spear head shaped leaves. Bears creamy white or yellow spathes which folds back to show the yellow spadix. Flwoers give off a nice scent not too different from a rose smell.

Flowers March-May

Likes a well drained, rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Whole plant will disappear by mid summer to reappear the following spring.



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