Cuckoo Pint bulbs (Arum maculatum): Available now


Arum maculatum P Attractive leaves and sheath in spring, conspicuous spike of orange-red berries in autumn. Shade. 22-30 cm. Dispatched in the Autumn. Order year round. (Also available in the Spring – see the Spring planting section)

These bulbs were grown in the UK from cultivated stock. See below for planting advice or PDF: Planting Instructions Here

Please note: If your order also contains species that are for September 2022 delivery then your order may be held until all species are available.

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1 - 0£6.5000 Price Per Bulb



It is known by an abundance of common names including snakeshead, adder’s root, arum, wild arum, arum lily, lords-and-ladies, devils and angels, cows and bulls, cuckoo-pint, Adam and Eve, bobbins, naked girls, naked boys, starch-root, wake robin, friar’s cowl, sonsie-give-us-your-hand, jack in the pulpit and cheese and toast. The name “lords-and-ladies” and other gender-related names refer to the plant’s likeness to male and female genitalia symbolising copulation.  It is found growing in woodlands and hedgerows. Its flowers are poker-shaped surrounded by a green leaf-like hood but it is the bright red and orange berries of this plant that are poisonous.

Plant in moist but well-drained and about 10 to 15cm (4-6 inches) deep in light shade.

Berry picture available Here Plant Picture Available Here

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