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Arisarum proboscideum

This member of the arum family grows in moist, shady, woodland places and is a small cousin of the Arisaema candidissimum that is also in our garden. Its common name is mouse plant because it's protective cover over the flower looks just as though a tiny mouse has just dived for cover, head first into each flower.


Cultivation: it is a fully hardy, spreading perennial that grows best in rich, fertile, woodland conditions. Propagate by seed in spring or by division in autumn or winter.


Arisarum proboscideum