Planting Arum Italicum Bulbs

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Watch as a flower expert and professional gardener demonstrates how to plant and care fore fall-blooming Arum Italicum bulbs in this free online video about home gardening. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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YOLANDA VANVEEN: Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert Village. In this series, we're talking about fall-blooming flower bulbs. And an interesting flower bulb that we carry is Arum Italicum. Now, Arum Italicum are related to Calla lilies. All Calla lilies or an Arum family are related. They're just a tuber like a Calla lily. There's a side with a little eye and there's a side I guess a point. Well, the growth is going to come out of the eye. And, again, when they're a tuber, I just go sideways or up and down. It really doesn't matter 'cause they're going to grow from any direction. They're interesting because you get three seasons of color with these. First, you get a Calla-like bloom that dies back, and then there's gorgeous foliage, and then they'll make berries, like orange berries on 'em through the fall that look very exotic and very interesting. They're very hardy too. They'll multiply and multiply like no get out. So once you get 'em going, you've got 'em forever. And they're just a really interesting addition to your garden. Arum Italicum are great in the shade, especially. They love to be under trees, but they'll handle a lot of sun, too, because they have the berries in the fall so they don't get really get sunburned too badly. So they'll grow almost anywhere and they're a very easy bulb to take care of. You just kind of throw 'em in the ground and forget 'em and they'll come back year after year. Thanks for watching our series on fall-blooming flower bulbs. I hope you've enjoyed it. Join us next time as we discuss another subject related to flower bulbs.