Cuckoo Pint

Bulbs - Autumn Planting, Bulbs - Spring Planting, Seed Packet

Arum maculatum Attractive leaves and sheath in spring, conspicuous spike of orange-red berries in autumn.

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Latin Name: Arum maculatum

Common Name(s): Cuckoo Pint

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Shade





Flowering Time:

April - May

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It is known by an abundance of common names including snakeshead, adder 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‚ 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‚ 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 attractive berries of this plant that are poisonous and are considered toxic plants.

Plant in moist but well-drained and about 10 to 15cm (4-6 inches) deep in light shade, PDF planting instructions: HERE


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