• Arum dioscoridis 'Spectabile'
  • Arum dioscoridis 'Spectabile'
  • Arum dioscoridis 'Spectabile'
  • Arum dioscoridis 'Spectabile'
    Arum dioscoridis 'Spectabile'

Arum dioscoridis 'Spectabile'

Spotted Arum
Size: ex 9cm pots

Availability: Sold Out

£4.99

Quick Overview

  • Hardy aroid
  • Spectacular purple-black splotches on purple and green spathe
  • Velvety purple-black spadix
  • Inflorescence with a very pungent odour
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Description

Arum dioscoridis var. spectabile was until relatively recently a recognised infraspecific variety of Arum dioscoridis but recent taxonomic changes meant it has been subsumed within the species and is now officially classified simply as Arum dioscoridis. This situation leaves growers who cultivate both strains of the plant with something of a problem. Do we undo years of careful work and lump all our different plants under one species just to be taxanomically correct? The only reasonable solution is to continue to offer this very spectacular version of the species as a separate cultivar.

'Spectabile' has spathes that are purplish-black at the base with many large black randomly spotted mottlings often running into and overlapping each other to form even larger spotches. The tip of the spathe becomes greenish. The spadix is dark velvety purple-black. Needless to say, the aroma is over-poweringly strong and unlikely to make it into a florist's. Nature at its rawest.

Additional Information

Order Alismatales
Family Araceae
Sub-Family Aroideae
Synonyms Arum dioscoridis var. spectabile, Arum spectabile
Geographical Origin Southwest and central Turkey. Cyprus
Cultivation Full sun or dappled shade. A rich soil that is also well-drained
Eventual Height 45 cm
Eventual Spread 60 cm
Hardiness Arum dioscoridis 'Spectabile' is fully hardy in the UK providing it has a well-drained substrate. A mulch around the base of the plant in winter is beneficial

Arum dioscoridis 'Spectabile'

Spotted Arum
Size: ex 9cm pots

Availability: Sold Out

£4.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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