|Lord and Ladies|
|Large Cuckoo Pint|
|Italian Lords and Ladies|
|Sun Requirements:||Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
|Plant Height:||12 inches - 18 inches|
|Plant Spread:||12 inches - 14 inches|
Other: Berries orange-red when ripe.
Other: Cream to pale Yellow
|Toxicity:||Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
Join us as we travel to south central Pennsylvania to see the gardens that Holly and her husband have created. It's going to be a delightful journey through a beautiful garden. Be sure to click the pictures so you don't miss a thing.
|Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 23, 2011 10:58 PM
This plant can be terribly invasive in some locations. One of my neighbors moved an Arum italicum houseplant outside years ago. The Arum has now spread to 30 or 40 gardens in the neighborhood and is nearly impossible to eradicate. Constant mowing can eradicate it temporarily, but it eventually returns, creeping in from all of the surrounding properties.
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|Posted by Mike (Lower Hudson Valley, New York - Zone 6b) on Aug 24, 2014 8:05 PM
In my New York garden, Italian Arum is an eye-catching novelty, with its cone of bright orange-red berries, peeking out beneath its tropical looking leaves. Fortunately it has always "stayed put" and never been invasive in my garden; perhaps our frigid winters help to keep it in check. At the end of the growth cycle the leaves become limp and slowly fade in color and vigor, and they are best pulled out at that time.
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|AndreA33||On March 15, 2016||Plant emerged|
|piksihk||On November 27, 2019||Plant emerged
One leaf emerged;
|piksihk||On May 2, 2019||Obtained plant|
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