So wonderful to see something coming up all fresh and new when everything else is getting ready to sleep for the winter.
I just love the leafs of this plant. They always look fresh and start to come up just when everything else is saying goodbye.
The 'flower' is very strange looking. In the summer I always think it is gone for good, but in Fall, there it is again.
The berries make a good autumn display.
This is the leaf of Arum italicum pictum, November 2002
Large Cuckoo-Pint flower.
A large area of these blooming in April at the Dallas Arboretum.
The large spathes are quite dramatic, although they begin to decline in a few days.
New green berries are exposed as the flower dies away. These will gradually turn bright red.
New Providence, NJ
Italian Arum in my garden in Victoria, Australia, October 2004
Tropic to Tropic Plants - Delta, B.C. Canada
VanDusen Botanical Gardens - Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Arum seed pods July 2007
Arum Italicum first bloom
Seedling just sprouting in late October, 2009.
March 27, 2012
The berries are almost as beautiful as the plant.
I had this beautiful Italian Arum Lily growing in my garden in June, New Zealand
Italian Arum 'Lords & Ladies' - "Her First Debut into Spring" in the middle of a Hosta! Waihi, New Zealand
Italian Arum 'Lords & Ladies' - Victorian-like cape bloom in Spring Waihi, New Zealand
Italian Arum 'Lords & Ladies' - a Spring bloom close to the earth Waihi, New Zealand
May 21, 2013
May 30, 2013
Growing in a shady position, hot climate, South Australia. Berries appear in Spring.
Keswick, Va. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com.