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I moved this plant a year ago into a shady border and it has suddenly woken up and gone mad.
Can anyone identify it for me, please?

What is this leafy plant, please?

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  • Posted: Mon. 13th April 2020 08:20

Re: What is this leafy plant, please?

Reply from Nicola

Hi Monica, two replies on our social media:

Arum Italicum
Arum maculatum variegated

Another very useful comment: "This 'butter wouldn't melt' beauty vies with Horseradish in the rankings of 'hard to kill' garden plants!"

"Arum italicum marmoratum. Fabulous leaves and typical arum spathes in Summer"

Hope that helps!

  • Posted: Mon. 13th April 2020 08:48

Re: What is this leafy plant, please?

Reply from Nicola

Another very helpful reply with photos!

"Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum'"

FYI - All parts, including berries, are highly toxic by ingestion; skin and eye irritant too.

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  • Posted: Mon. 13th April 2020 10:11

Re: What is this leafy plant, please?

Reply from Monica Arnott

Thank you very much indeed! It does indeed have the red poisonous-looking berries in the Autumn. But it's a great looking plant in the border.

  • Posted: Mon. 13th April 2020 18:17

Re: What is this leafy plant, please?

Reply from Carol

Not just poisonous-looking - actually poisonous. Take care if there are young people about who cannot be relied on not to eat the shiny berries.

  • Posted: Wed. 15th April 2020 09:16