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Lords and ladies in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Arum maculatum

 

Lords and ladies

Tuberous perennials with simple arrow-shaped shiny green leaves, often with black spots. Tiny flowers are hidden at the base of a club-shaped 'spadix', within a hood-like spathe, and are followed by red berries. All parts of plant are highly toxic if ingested. Foliage dies down by midsummer, when berries begin to appear. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant for woodland or shady gardens. Numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use.

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plant Features
  • Lords and ladies likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lords and ladies likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Lords and ladies is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Lords and ladies likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Lords and ladies

Latin name

Arum maculatum

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lords and ladies likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Lords and ladies is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Lords and ladies likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Lords and ladies likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lords and ladies is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Arum maculatum

Tuberous perennials with simple arrow-shaped shiny green leaves, often with black spots. Tiny flowers are hidden at the base of a club-shaped 'spadix', within a hood-like spathe, and are followed by red berries. All parts of plant are highly toxic if ingested. Foliage dies down by midsummer, when berries begin to appear. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant for woodland or shady gardens. Numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use.


Planting Outdoors early

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Container grown plants can be set into site in spring.

 

Planting Outdoors autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Container grown plants can be set into site in autumn.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Sow seed under glass in autumn, seed can be collected from the parent plant and allowed to dry to remove the outer covering.

 

Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

The flowers grow on spikes and are light green and yellow in summer.

 
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