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Zantedeschia aethiopica/Calla Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica / Zantedeschia aethiopica
This selection produces flowers in shades of pink
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This selection produces flowers in shades of pink

Yellow flower and foliage

A clump of the calla lilies in spring bloom near the window

Flowers and foliage

Close-up image of flowers and foliage

Makes and excellent cut flower as seen here in vases

Flowers and foliage

Flower showing yellow spadix

A mass of Calla Lilies growing in a container in a pool at an Italian villa

Many people do not realize that Calla Lilies grow quite well in water gardens as seen here at an Italian villa

Close-up view of this exotic flower

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Scientific Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica
Common Name: Calla Lily
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This is a highly popular cutflower that can be grown outdoors as a perennial in mild climates. The white flower, actually a bract that is a modified leaf, is very showy and lasts a very long time either cut and in the garden. Provide morning sunlight and a fertile, well drained soil for the best growing conditions, although this lily is adapted to growing in containers that are partially submerged in water. Calla lilies also grow quite well in containers as accent plants because of their large, glossy, coarse- textured, arrow-shaped foliage even when plants are not in bloom.