Arum creticum

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Creticum is one of the most desirable of arums with spathes of pale lemon yellow.

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Description

Originating from the hillsides of Crete this arum is perhaps one of the most striking and desirable of the arums we offer. Pale to deep lemons spathes on top of dark green glossy leaves, it has a slight fragrance. Arums are completely hardy and make quite a point of difference in the garden.

Cultivation instructions:

Arums have very striking foliage and are ideal for growing in the shadier, colder areas of the garden. Can be grown in containers but do not let the soil dry out. They prefer to be grown in humus rich soils in the shadier areas of the garden. In soils that are not rich in humus matter use well rotted compost to add to the soil when cultivating. Cultivate the soil to a depth of 15cms and plant as per the growing information below. Keep soils moist in the first year to encourage good root development. They will grow very well with things such as anemone blandas and trilliums.

Care tips:

Using bulb starter or root grow when first planting will help them to establish for future years flowering.

Grown for the striking foliage they produce. Ideal for growing in the colder parts of the garden and at the edges of woodlands.

Growing Information:

Flowering Height: 14-16″ (35-40cm)

Flowering Period: March-April

Soil type: All free draining fertile soils. They like humus rich soils that do not dry out.

Aspect: Shadier areas of the garden. They will grow in semi shade especially when the soil remains damp.

Scented: No significant scent.

Planting Depth: 8cms

Spacing: 10cms apart.

Full growing instructions provided but you can always contact us for more information if needed.

New season bulbs will be dispatched from September on-wards.

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