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botanical name:
Arum italicum ssp. italicum 'Marmoratum'
Arum italicum ssp. italicum 'Marmoratum' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Arum italicum 'Pictum', Arum italicum var. pictum, Arum italicum marmoratum
family:  Araceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.25m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: green
fruit colour: red
main season: Winter
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Beautiful shiny bright green leaves with bold white or cream veining, appearing in autumn and proving winter interest. Green or creamy-white flowers in spring and spikes of bright red berries in late summer or early autumn. Foliage dies away in early summer.

cultivation:
Thrives best in rich loamy soil and semi-shade, but will grow in most reasonable soils.

propagation:
By division and replanting of tubers, which is best done during summer.

usage:
Good foliage effect, especially in late winter. Very effective planted with snowdrops, hellebores and winter aconites.

other notes:
RHS AGM

Berries are poisonous and contact with sap may cause irritation of skin or eyes.

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