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common name: Friar's cowl, Aaron, Arisaro, Iarus
synonyms: Arum arisarum
growth rate: medium
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
fruit colour: red
main season: Spring
part shade, shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Tuberous perennial producing curious flowers with cowl-shaped maroon or dark violet-black spathes, followed by fleshy red see capsules. Ovate green leaves.
Starts growth in autumn, flowering in spring and is dormant in summer.
Prefers a woodland soil or a sandy loam with leafmould. Grows well in shady, rather moist places
By division of tubers.
Suitable for woodland type conditions.
Wildflower of woodlands and grassy woodland edges of Southern Europe.
pronounced: ari-SAR-um vul-GAR-ee