|Fresh, variegated leaves, December 2012|
In a mild location (maybe a nice USDA zone 6 or warmer), those leaves will persist through winter.
|Snow atop sturdy leaves, February 2012.|
|Arum italicum in bloom|
|Clubs of green fruit change to red-orange in late July or early August.|
The conscientious gardener may wish to be advised that Arum italicum can be an over-vigorous plant and may escape cultivation (robins and mockingbirds, among others, enjoy the ripe berries and thus distribute the seed). As attractive as the foliage may be (recovering well even after temperatures in the teens), it shouldn't be mingling with the natives in our natural areas.
|Vigorous variegation freed of snow just this week (9 January, 2013).|