Arum creticum is a large clump-forming Arum from Crete, Karpathos and SW Turkey. A highly desirable Aroid, Arum creticum has attractive glossy foliage and an inflorescence with a white to pale-yellow spathe and a bright yellow spadix. It is one the very few Arums that have a pleasant odour and it is remarkably strong with a very sweet rather lemony fragrance.
Dormant during the summer, Arum creticum begins its growth-cycle again in autumn with the inflorescence usually appearing in March or April although it can appear earlier. It is a very easy Arum to cultivate and is perfectly hardy in most UK situations. It requires good drainage and a sunny aspect.
A choice and rewarding Arum.
|Geographical Origin||Greece: Crete, Karpathos; Turkey|
|Cultivation||Sun or dappled shade. A moist but well drained gritty soil. Tubers are dormant in summer and should be kept dry until autumn|
|Hardiness||Hardy in most UK locations if given a well-drained substrate. Will benefit from a winter mulch of bark|
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