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Arum creticum

Arum creticum

is a fully hardy perennial herbaceous bulb with white flowers in late Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. It looks best in Spring.

Soil

Arum creticum grows in soils ranging from a pH of 7 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5) to 8.5 (alkaline ranges from 8.1 to 8.5). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers high fertility.

Growth

This is a bulb has an ultimate height of 0.5m / 1.6ft and spread of 0.2m / 7.9in. It can take 4-5 years to reach its ultimate height.

Leaves

The leaves are green in Spring and Summer and green in Autumn. They are cordiform in shape.

Exposure

The plant prefers a sheltered situation.

Scent

A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the flower. Freesia and lemon scent.

Uses

Container plant, cottage informal garden, flower border and bed and small garden/space.

Progagation

Propagation techniques include bulbs.

Origin

Greece, Crete.

-12°C / 10.4F 7 to 8.5 4-5 years 0.5m / 1.6ft 0.2m / 7.9in
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Arum
Specific epithet ? creticum
IPNI details on Arum creticum
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