Plant for chalk soil
Plant for dry shade
Plant for shade
This interesting plant, useful for shady spots or woodland planting is worth growing on three scores: its unusual creamy-white spathes (flowers); its attractively patterned (pictum=painted) leaves; scarlet fleshy berries arranged spikes. Dies back in summer to reappear in autumn.
Prefers a moist but well-drained soil in full or partial shade. Will tolerate dry shade when established. If berries are not eaten by garden birds, seedlings may be found growing around the base of the parent plant. CARE: TOXIC if ingested.
Height: 12 - 18 inches / 30 - 45cm
Spread: 18 - 24 inches / 45 - 60cm
AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants awarded an AGM are:
- excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
- of good constitution
- essentially stable in form and colour
- reasonably resistant to pests and diseases
Contact Us For Availability
This plant is currently out of stock. Please contact us for details of when we expect to have more available.
Our web shop is now open for you to browse and make your selection from. Postage and packing charges depend on the total weight of plants you buy. We only send plants out Monday (not Bank Holidays) to Wednesday. This is to avoid packages being left in the postage system over the weekend. Shipping plants and keeping them healthy along the process is an intricate matter. As we care for the plants we sell we deliver them in a way that ensures they have enough to drink and enough protection between our nursery and your home.
Typically sent out via Royal Mail's First Class Signed for delivery service
Click And Collect
Collection is available from the nursery by appointment only or from one of the events we’ll be attending. During May, June and July our show schedule is very busy so appointments are not always possible and also at other times if we are away attending an event.