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PlantFiles: Lords and Ladies
Arum italicum 'Marmoratum'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arum (AIR-um) (Info)
Species: italicum (ee-TAL-ih-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Marmoratum
Additional cultivar information: (aka Pictum)

Synonym:Arum italicum subsp. italicum
Synonym:Arum italicum var. marmoratum

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive buzz_e_bee On Mar 12, 2012, buzz_e_bee from Jonesville, VA wrote:

I have had this plant for many years I enjoy that when there is a deep snow it shows beautifully In my garden :)

Positive MTVineman On May 3, 2010, MTVineman from Helena, MT (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is not an easy plant to grow here in the high Rocky Mtns. But, try, try and succeed I say. So, I did. I now have a beautiful clump of it growing with my 'Mouse Plant' ( another they said wouldn't grow here ) and my Solomons Seal. It looks great all year for me and I especially love the berries in the fall. I'm hoping it will somehow hybridize with our semi-native Jack In The Pulpits. Wishful thinking I am sure but hey....who knows? I've been growing things here in Helena that no one else ever IMAGINED would grow here. I feel blessed and lucky. Seriously, it's called being experimental and trying. I highly recommend Arum italicum. Whether it's the plain green leafed one or the variegated Marmoratum one. All Arums are fabulous in my book and welcome in my gardens anytime!

Neutral Baa On Apr 4, 2003, Baa wrote:

A striking cultivar of Arum italicum.

Bears deep green, glossy leaves, covered in cream veins. Bears a large, pale green to almost cream spathe in mid spring, followed later in the year by spikes of red-orange berries that birds love. Leaves die back by mid summer.

Flowers mainly in April

Loves a moist, humus rich soil in light shade during spring but prefers a dry summer dormancy.

Excellent woodland garden plant but can be invasive in some regions.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama
Calistoga, California
Hayward, California
Knights Landing, California
Sacramento, California
Santa Barbara, California
Clifton, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
East Haddam, Connecticut
Cordele, Georgia
Suwanee, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Winnetka, Illinois
Topeka, Kansas
Montegut, Louisiana
Waterford, Michigan
Florence, Mississippi
Butler, Missouri
Helena, Montana
Asheville, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Ashland, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Kingston, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Memphis, Tennessee
Jonesville, Virginia
Seattle, Washington

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