Arrow Arum

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Latin Name- Asarum Arifolium Hardy Planting Zones- 2-9 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full Shade Mature Height - 6-8" Mature Width- 6-15"
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Arrow Arum

 
Arrow Arum is a popular ornamental plant which originated in marginal waters of the eastern United States. Its arrowhead shaped leaves give it its name and contribute to its popularity as an accent plant in gardening and landscaping. Its most common use, due to its wetland origin, is in water features, where it is a good cover for fish species and enjoyed by many types of water fowl. It is also commonly found in wetlands restoration areas and conservation areas because it provides both food and cover for animals, and it can reduce erosion of soils, especially during hard rains.It is suggested to plant Arrow Arum in spring. It will tolerate pH levels of 3.0 to 9.5, and it can handle salinity up to 2 ppt. It is generally planted as a seed about the size of a marble. Those seeds then form bulbs which survive over winter, and then sprout new plant growth in spring. It can also be propagated as a bulb or live plant. Arrow Arum can spread quickly, so it may take some cutting back each spring. It does not require much fertilization if planted in good soils. It only sees a benefit from fertilizer if its soil base is already depleted. In shallow water, it can be overcome by more aggressive rhizomatous species, so other plants may need management to provide the best growing conditions.The plant varies in color from a light green to a deep, emerald green. The leaves are glossy and vary from heart to arrow in shape. They grow in clusters from the central bulb, and they produce seeds annually that are eaten by a variety of wildlife such as deer, muskrats, and ducks.

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