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Re: [Aroid-l] Arum pictum

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Arum pictum
  • From: Tony Avent <tony@plantdelights.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 12:22:19 -0500


	Arum pictum is superb here and has been hardy so far to 5 degrees F.

At 06:30 PM 11/16/2004 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi folks -
>Was researching a bit and came across this Arum species.  I have not been 
>able to find out much information (guess I need to go check the library for 
>a copy of The Genus Arum, by Peter Boyce) about this autumn flowering bulb 
>(the only one in the genus, apparently).
>Arum pictum appears to be native to Italy, Sardenia, and other western 
>Mediterranean areas(?).  The flowers are dark burgundy/black and the leaves 
>which follow are dark green with lighter veins and a distinct dark red edge 
>to the leaf.  Here are a couple of photos I've found:
>http://web.tiscali.it/leconchiglie/piante1/arum_pictum.jpg (leaves)
>Does anyone out there have experience with it?
>Thanks in advance,
>Seán O.
>h o r t u l u s   a p t u s     -    'a garden suited to its purpose'
>Seán A. O'Hara   sean@support.net   www.hortulusaptus.com
>1034A Virginia Street, Berkeley, California 94710-1853, U.S.A.
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Tony Avent
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Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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