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Arum creticum 'Karpathos'



Archive entry 08.04.18

28th April 2006


Arum creticum has a reputation for being rather tender, but one I planted in a garden in Essex in 1978 is still there, and still shocking people every year with its bright yellow flowers in April and May. Large lush green leaves that are tougher and more leathery than many of the Arum species.

7th December 2006


This is the form awarded an F.C.C by the RHS and it is probably the best coloured form in cultivation - others are rather paler and less robust. It was collected on Karpathos in 1953 and distributed from Kew.