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Zantedeschia

 
Zantedeschia
Family: Araceae
 
Popular name: Calla lily
 

Origin: South Africa

Flower colour: white, pink, rust, yellow and various colours.

Flowering period: July - October

Average plant height: 30 - 90 cm

Planting depth to base of bulbs:10 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 40 cm

Type of bulb: rhizome

Light requirements: full sun, but partly shade is fine too (to 25%)

Landscape uses: border, beds, perennial garden, but very suitable for containers too.

The leaves of Zantedeschia, better known as calla, are evenly green or speckled and spear-shaped. The flowers are funnel-shaped with a spadix.

Principal varieties:
Zantedeschia albomaculata
'Elliottiana' - golden yellow
'Solfatare' - yellow with black blush
Zantedeschia aethiopica - evergreen
Zantedeschia Rehmannii x Z. Elliottinana
'Cameo' - apricot
'Mango' - orange
'Black Eyed Beauty' - dark yellow with black heart