The sweetly-scented flower of Arum creticum appears in early spring. This aroid requires well-drained soil and full sun - it will take nothing less (at least at Southern Comfort) as I have found out to my dismay. Initially, it appears slow to spread but, if happy, it will form a sizable clump after a few years. We have had it growing on the upper terraces of the garden since 1997. The corms of this plant are very fragile and break easily if extreme care is not taken when splitting clumps. Damaged corms they may not flower the following year. The best time to replant them is immediately after flowering and most certainly before the following year's buds begin to show.
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Arum creticum

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