Zantedeschia aethiopica

Calla Lily, Common Calla, Arum Lily

Summer-blooming, graceful Callas have storybook charm and are excellent for children's gardens, flower borders and accents in containers. The most common is Zantedeschia aethiopica. It can be grown as a water plant, and tolerates many types of soil. Other types, which need slightly-acid soil, are the smaller-growing Zantedeschia rehmannii and yellow-flowering Zantedeschia elliottiana. In the ground over winter, plants spread to form large groups. In Zones 7 and colder, store underground stems each fall.
Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla Lily, Common Calla, Arum Lily
Large white flowers grow from rhizomes planted in fall or spring. Leaves are glossy and evergreen in warm climates. In zones 7 and colder, can be grown as a houseplant. In hot areas, give afternoon shade.

Attributes - Zantedeschia aethiopica

Plant Type: Bulb

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft.

Width: 4 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Black Spot, Caterpillars, Root Rot, Thrips.

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Zantedeschia rehmanii 'Pink Opal'
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