Arum and Other Aroids

8803  Arum apulum  ---  Each:  $ 9.50
A very rare species from southern Italy.  The spathe is a purple/pink, spadix
deep purple.


8805  Arum byzantinum ---- Each: $ 6.00
A smaller arum with a pale greenish-white spathe, lightly lined in
purple-brown.  Western Turkey.


8807  Arum creticum  ---- Each:  $15.00 / 2 for $20.00
The best!!  Not only a beautiful primrose color, but also sweetly scented.



8810  Arum concinnatum   --- Each: $ 5.00 SOLD OUT
A vigorous Arum with arrow shaped leaves blotched with silver,
having very large white spathes and a yellow spadix.   Crete.   Zone  7.


8820  Arum  cyrenaicum  --- Each: $ 7.50  
Light green spathes with a pink interior, and a dark pink spadix.  Libya.  Zone  8.



8825 Arum dioscoridis ---- Each: $ 7.50
The handsome spathes are green on the outside, with the inside variably marked
in black, purple and ivory. The spadix is purple-black. Very dramatic. Greece.



8826  Arum discoridis v. philistaeum ---- Each: $15.00
This rare variety of A. dioscoridis comes from northwestern Syria.


8827  Arum hygrophyllum  ---  Each:  $12.00  SOLD OUT
The spathe is pale jade green, outlined with purple.
Syria, Lebanon, Israel.



8830  Arum  italicum  ssp.  albispathum --- Not available
Handsome plain green sagittate leaves and large pale creamy
white spathes.   Crimea.   Zone  6.  



8835  Arum korolkowii   --- Not available this year
A rare and little-known species from central Asia, the narrow greenish   
spathe distinguishes this species.  The short spadix is cream.



8836  Arum orientale ssp. sintenisii  ---  Each:  $ 7.50
From Cyprus, this rare species has a spathe that is cinnamon
on the interior.  Spadix is black.  


8840  Arum  palaestinum ---- Each: $10.00  
One of the most dramatic Arums, with large spathes that are  
velvety black when they first unfurl, then changing to a rich purple
The spadix is black.   Syria, Lebanon, Palestine.   Zone  7.

8848  Arum pictum    ----  Each: $ 8.50
The foliage of most arums is handsome, but that of A. pictum is
especially so, with glossy deep green leaves and distinctive veining.  The tubby
purple spathes emerge in the fall, unlike other arums.  An excellent garden plant
from the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Tuscany.

8847  Arum purpureospathum ---  Each:  $15.00
This lovely species hails from Crete, and was only discovered
fairly recently.  The spathe is deep purple.


8850  Ambrosina  bassii   ---- Not available this year
Neat dark green spoon-shaped leaves and a charming inflorescence  
shaped like a small Persian slipper with an upturned toe.  Mediterranean region.


8860  Arisarum  proboscideum     Mouse  Plant   ---- Each: $ 2.00 / 6 for $9.00  
Tiny spathes, purple striped, with a long "tail" that looks like the tail of a mouse,  
hence its common name.  Prefers a moist situation in shade.   Italy, Spain.
Zone  7-10.  

8865  Arisarum simorrhinum  ‘Friar’s Cowl’ --- Each: $ 2.50 / 3 for $ 6.00
The small purple-brown spathes form a cowl over the spadix.  Leaves are
lightly speckled.  From much drier conditions than A. proboscideum.
Spain, Portugal, Morocco.


8870  Biarum  davisii    --- Not available this year   
The small cowl-shaped inflorescence sits on the ground.  Coloring is cream, speckled
with pink.  This desirable Biarum is very sweetly scented.  Crete, southern Turkey. FEW



8880  Biarum  davisii var. marmarisense    ---- Not available this year
Sweetly scented white or beige spathes spotted with pink.  Turkey.     FEW  


8890  Biarum  tenuifolium       ----  Each:  $ 6.00
The narrow 6" spathe of B. tenuifolium is chocolate colored and appears in  
late summer. The attractive glaucous leaves are produced in the fall.
Mediterranean  Basin.   Zone  7-10.


8895  Biarum tenuifolium var. zeleborii ---- Each:  $ 6.50
A more robust form of B. tenuifolium, with larger spathes that appear



8900  Helicodiceros  muscivorus  ( Dead  Horse  Arum)  -  Each:  $14.00 SOLD OUT
The common name alludes to its olfactory properties, causing E. A. Bowles to  
recommend viewing it through a telescope when it is in bloom!  Handsome in leaf,
the large  hairy inflorescence has been described as “fiendish”.  Not for the
faint-hearted. Corsica, Sardinia, the Balearics.  FEW AVAILABLE
The genus Arum encompasses about 25 species from Europe and Asia that are
tuberous rooted. Included here are other closely related genera, such as Biarum
and Arisarum.  All have a "flower" that consists of a hood-like spathe enclosing
an upright spadix inside.  Most have very attractive arrow-shaped leaves.  They
are particularly well suited to a lightly shaded situation.  Hardiness varies.
For a posting on Arum see the blog:
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This is a large genus of tuberous-rooted plants, mostly from the
western regions of Asia, although one or two species are found
elsewhere.  The inflorescence of Arisaemas resembles that of
Arums, consisting of a central spadix which can host both male and
female flowers, and a surrounding spathe that is usually hooded.  
Both spadix and spathe can vary greatly in form depending upon
the species.  The leaves themselves are also highly ornamental.  
Most Arisaemas grow in woodland conditions that are moist
year-round.  Many are very hardy, although tropical species also
occur.  Superb plants for the woodland garden.
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See www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com for a posting on Arisaema
ARISAEMA   Araceae

9600  Arisaema candidissimum  Each:  $20.00  SOLD OUT
From western China, this lovely species produces a 6” inflorescence with a
beautiful pink and white striped spathe.  Hardy to zone 6.


9605  Arisaema fargesii  Each:  $15.00  SOLD OUT
Dramatic with its 12” chocolate and white striped hooded spathe.  Leaves are
trifoliate,  and grow 24” tall.  China.  Zone 6.  
FEW AVAILABLE



9602  Arisaema flavum   --  Each:  $10.00
NEW  --  
Small yellow spathes.  A very easy and charming Arisaema.



9610  Arisaema sikokianum  Each:  $15.00   SOLD OUT
From Japan, this handsome Arisaema has a 10” inflorescence with a
purple-brown and white spathe and a large white club-shaped spadix.  The
beautiful trifoliate leaves are 18-24” tall.  Zone 5.
Western USA
South America
South Africa
Other Parts
of the World
Arisaema sikokianum
Helicodiceros muscivorus
Allium
Brodiaea
Calochortus
Camassia
Dichelostemma
Erythronium
Fritillaria
Lilium
Triteleia
More natives
Bessera
Bomarea
Chlidanthus
Cypella
Eucrosia
Eustephia
Gelasine
Griffinia
Habranthus
Herbertia
Hippeastrum
Hymenocallis
Ismene
Ipheion
Leucocoryne
Miersia
Milla
Petronymphe
Phaedranassa
Placea
Polianthes
Rauhia
Rhodophiala
Sprekelia
Sinningia
Stenomesson
Tropaeolum
Tecophilaea
Zephyranthes
More S. American
Arisaema
Arum
Calostemma
Canarina
Crocus
Lapiedra
Leucojum
Lycoris
Narcissus
More
Ammocharis
Brunsvigia
Boophane
Crinum
Cyrtanthus
Ferraria
Gadiolus
Gloriosa
Haemanthus
Ixia
Lachenalia
Moraea
Nerine
Oxalis A-F
Oxalis G-O
Oxalis P-Z
Oxalis obtusa
Romulea
Strumaria
Veltheimia
More African
PLEASE NOTE

No Arums or Aroids will be available
this year due to frost damage this
winter.  I hope to list them next year