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Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' (Italian arum 'Marmoratum')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum'

Other names

Italian arum 'Marmoratum', Arum italicum marmoratum, Arum italicum 'Pictum', Arum italicum var. pictum

Genus

Arum Arum

Variety or Cultivar

'Marmoratum' _ 'Marmoratum' have broad arrow head leaves, which are glossy green, with white and cream viens on smooth stems. The leaves are on show through spring and winter, and then die back through summer. In early autumn, the creamy white flower spathes appear, ripening into spikes of red berries.


Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

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

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream, White, Pale-yellow in Summer; White, Pale-yellow, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Cream, White, Variegated, Green in Spring; Green, Cream, White, Variegated in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation

Remove fleshy pulp around seed before sowing in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' (Italian arum 'Marmoratum') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained humus-rich soil 10-15cm deep.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum'

Other names

Italian arum 'Marmoratum', Arum italicum marmoratum, Arum italicum 'Pictum', Arum italicum var. pictum

Genus

Arum Arum

Variety or Cultivar

'Marmoratum' _ 'Marmoratum' have broad arrow head leaves, which are glossy green, with white and cream viens on smooth stems. The leaves are on show through spring and winter, and then die back through summer. In early autumn, the creamy white flower spathes appear, ripening into spikes of red berries.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

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

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream, White, Pale-yellow in Summer; White, Pale-yellow, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Cream, White, Variegated, Green in Spring; Green, Cream, White, Variegated in Winter

General care

Propagation

Remove fleshy pulp around seed before sowing in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' (Italian arum 'Marmoratum') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained humus-rich soil 10-15cm deep.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' (Italian arum 'Marmoratum')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Tomato yellow ring virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus with a broad host range; but found most commonly on tomato. Detected in Europe for the first time in 2013/14; on tomato plants in Poland.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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