Arum italicum subsp. italicum ‘Marmoratum’ A showy spike of berries is the final event for this three-season performer. Berries start green and turn orange then red in late summer. In spring, 10–14" arrowhead-shaped glossy green leaves with cream-colored veins emerge, followed in early summer by a pale greenish-yellow cape-like flower hood called a spathe, itself 6–16" long. The yellow flower stalk, or spadix, contains many tiny pale flowers tightly packed on the stalk, which give way to those tightly packed berries.
Also called Italian Lords-and-Ladies. Related to our native Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
Plant rhizomes 4–6" deep in well-drained rich moist soil, in full to partial shade to dappled sun. With protection, hardy to Zone 5.