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Hi. We have some Arum Lillies which were in pots last winter and were frosted. In May this year we planted them into the ground but it wasn't until late September/ early October that they recovered and now have some wonderful leaves about 80cm high but obviously we've had no flowers. With the possibility of frosts anytime now that should we do to protect them?



This perennial plant spreads by underground rhizomes and mild areas the leaves may last over the winter period. You can mulch the crown if you live further north? but I never do anything to mine but I do take away any rotting leaves.

15 Nov, 2009


do you know which variety they are? Some arums are hardy, some are not. If they're Zantedeschia aethiopica "Crowborough", they're the hardiest ones - in the ground, or in water, as long as the water doesn't freeze.

15 Nov, 2009

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