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Zantedeschia aethiopica - POTTED

Plant type: Bulb

Growing from large rhizomes, the Arum Lily produces large lance or heart-shaped leaves and unusual upward-facing tubular spathes in spring and summer. In South Africa they grow in moist soil and swampy areas, in full sun and they perform well if you emulate those conditions over here, although a good mulch is required to protect from winter frost. You can also grow them in large containers provided they are well watered. The effect of a flower is comprised of a large adapted leaf like a sail rolled-into an upward facing trumpet (known as the spathe) and a pencil-like protrusion that rises from the centre holding many small flowers (the spadice). Zantesdeschia used to be included within the Northern Hemishphere genus Calla but were split away some years ago, however, the name has stuck, and you will still see many references to them as 'Calla Lilies'. This is a large species and the form that is most-often recognised for its large pure-white spathes up to 10" long with a creamy yellow spadice in the centre. A good plant for a pond-sides or moist places.

Of South African origin.
Our price: 5.00


Detailed Information
Height to 3ft (90cm)
Spread 3-4ft (90-120cm)
Flowering Period Spring to early summer
Trecanna Rating 9
Hardiness Hardy with a good mulch
Position Full Sun or part-shade
Soil Moisture retentive soil
Crocosmia Zantedeschia aethiopica - POTTED

Zantedeschia aethiopica - POTTED
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