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Arum creticum
Common Name: Arum Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Arum creticum forms sophisticated yellow spathes 8-10 inches long with a fragrance of freesia and lemon. May be hardy to zone 6 if kept dry in dormancy, which begins in summer. Hard to come by and unlikely to spread. Pot culture is easy, begin watering only when leaves appear in fall and keep moist while in growth.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Native Habitat:
Stony hillsides on the Greek Islands of Crete, Karpathos, Rhodes, Samos. With rare exception, Alliums are native to the Northern hemisphere, particularly in Asia and the eastern Mediterranean. Most enjoy sun and dry, well drained mineral soils.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread4-8" FragranceYes
Light ExposureSun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness7-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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