Arum in Bloom
Arum is one of my favorite plants.
It is rewarding to grow for several reasons. This perennial has large arrow head shaped leaves that are interesting by themselves. Then, when it blooms, it has a large pale green to cream flower which is a hood-like spathe enclosing an upright spadix inside. The bloom on this plant is about twelve inches tall. After the flower withers, the spadix gets larger and develops seeds which turn from green to bright red. These attract Robins in my yard. It is fun to watch the birds balance on top of the stem and peck at the seeds under their feet. It reseeds itself, so I find volunteers in odd places around the yard, but not in overwhelming numbers so it is not a nuisance. With its wonderful leaves, incredible blooms, fascinating seed stalks, and easy reseeding, this plant is a keeper in my garden.
Today, I found another one hiding under a bush and hope to move it tomorrow to somewhere it can be appreciated.