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botanical name:
Arisarum vulgare
Arisarum vulgare © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Friar's cowl, Aaron, Arisaro, Iarus
synonyms:  Arum arisarum
family:  Araceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.40m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
fruit colour: red
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: 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.

other notes:
Wildflower of woodlands and grassy woodland edges of Southern Europe.

pronounced: ari-SAR-um vul-GAR-ee
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