Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Arrow arum

Peltandra virginica
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Green
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
4
feet

Spread:

3 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 3 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 3 to
3
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Great 'architectural' effect with foliage and seedpods, and super in containers.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Best grown directly at the pond edge. Growth is restricted by a basket. Best planted directly into the soil and best if not in water deeper than 10". Also suited to container culture. Sun or partial shade.
Basic Description

An easy to grow, spectacular tropical-looking native plant that is great for containers or small ponds. Large arrowhead leaves are held on 18″ stems. Greenish-white spathe and spadix flowers appear in late spring and then form green seedpods that ripen to shiny, metallic green seeds-very attractive! Requires sun or partial shade.

Special Features
Special Usage

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