|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.
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
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.