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Pinellia cordata

Sweet Arum

Plant Type:


Pinellia cordata – In moist shade this cute little Sweet Arum sports little deep dark purple and green-striped Jack-in-the-Pulpit flowers which emit a delicious fruity fragrance. A long spadix rather like a mouse tail arises out of the mouth of each spathe flower and stands erect. Sweet Arum blooms June and July. The elegant elongated arrowhead-shaped leaves are glossy dark green with distinctive lighter veining and rich deep purple undersides. It will gradually form a colony, reseeding where content. Late season look for little bulbils that form at the point where the pedicel conjoins the leaf. We find it to be a magnificent little aroid. Sweet Arum is a moderate increaser and will make a charming colony in time. If ordered in autumn it will arrived dormant, likely. Grown from bulbils.


5-8 In


Green, Purple


(5a sheltered)5b to 8
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Item Description Price  
PINCORD Pinellia cordata (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot – 1.05 pints / 497 ml.) $16.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Pinellia cordata

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Fragrant
  • Ground Cover
  • Potted Plant
  • Natural Garden
  • Marginal

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Organic
  • Moist


  • China
  • Korea

Propagated By

  • Bare Root
  • Offset