Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow Arum

Peltandra virginica

Peltandra virginica



Common Name(s)

Green Arrow Arum

Phonetic Spelling
pelt-AN-dra vir-JIN-ih-kuh
'Green Arrow-arum' is a native perennial found in freshwater bogs, ponds and marshy areas. The large leaves are variable in shape and size, but they are often generally arrowhead-shaped. They grow from a large submerged rhizome and are tolerant of low oxygen water conditions. The flowers appear in spring in a spadix. They are deciduous in the northern range and evergreen in the far south.
Native Range
Eastern Canada and U.S.A.
Hardiness Zone(s)
5a --to-- 9b
Herbaceous, Perennial
Full Sun --to-- Full Shade
Growth Habit
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 4 ft. 0 in. Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
Soil Texture
Clay, Organic (Muck)
Seed and division
Aquatic --to-- Stays Wet
Salt Water Tolerance
Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray Tolerance
Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Recommended Uses
Erosion Control, Pond, Restoration Projects, Stormwater Management, Water Garden
Pot Size
Trade Gallon (a little less than a true gallon)