Cuckoo Pint in the green (Arum maculatum)

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

These bulbs were grown in the UK from cultivated stock.

All bulbs come with planting instructions.

Please note: If ordered with other ‘bulbs in the green’ species that indicate another delivery date but will be ready shortly, then your order could be held until all species are available.

 

Out of stock

£3.60

Description

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. Self-seeding may be a problem

Berry picture available Here Plant Picture Available Here

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