I hope someone can advise our garden was totally cleared this year and replanted however we have this plant sprouting everywhere, it has a bulb type root and each time I have uprooted it comes back as strong
The saying is a weed is a plant growing in the wrong place-so if you don't want it it is a weed
You can try spraying using roundup or something similar but it need to be actively growing to work and might take a couple of goes to eradicate-so that may not be the answer till next year
Sorry Sotongeoff but I have a notificiation of a reply with no text in the box?
looks a bit like a varigated acanthus but not quite sure
Hi Garden Girl, the leaves are shaped like an Arum Lily and the bulb is very similar to a lily but it is very invasive and is moving rapidly around the garden, I havent introduced it, it has appeared
Arum italicum, marbled leaves all winter, flowering spathes in summer and red berries later on.
Many thanks Nutcutlet do you know if they can be contained as they appear to be re-producing rapidly, the garden was totally cleared this spring and these have appeared all over out of nowhere
I agree with nutcutlet, I keep digging it up too, red berries are poisonous and burn the mouth and throat, but not deadly.
Try spraying -had to alter my original reply
They dig up very easily and if you don't want them to seed take off the berries before they drop, or before the mice eat them cos that's probably spreading them further. On a 1-10 scale of invasive plants I wouldn't give it more than a 2.
Probably not for a small garden, not worth the space but for a poor area under trees they're beautiful.
I love this plant and am lucky that it doesn't roam in my garden
My plant is ~Arum italicum pictum
Pam LL x
Many thanks for the info we have a dark area under fir trees so this could be a perfect alterntaive solution
Thanks Pam I hope yours doesnt decide to become nomadic in the future
I have had it over 20 years and it has behaved so far
It might be just what I need in some shade under the trees
The fruits in late summer, no leaves at this time
I too have the Arum Italicum, it does spread but I take out what I don't want. The leaves get quite big and are beautifully marked so good in flower arranging.
I agree, I have them under the trees and they brighten up the area after the ferns have died down.
so do I,its a lovely plant.
I used to like it until my children ate some berries and had to be rushed to hospital. Then they grew up and I liked it again. Now I have grandchildren who visit so I have to dig it up again.