Calla palustris

Calla palustris

Product no.: 008

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Water Arum or Bog Arum, Swamp Lily, Wild Calla. 

  • Approximate height: 23cm (9 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 5 - 15cm (2 - 6 inches)
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Flower colour: White
  • Supplied bare root

This attractive marginal plant produces simple white arum-like flowers in late spring, followed by bright red berries in autumn. It has heart-shaped glossy mid-green leaves, and spreads gradually on long creeping stems. It thrives in shallow water, and can be used to disguise the pond's edge with its lush, slightly exotic-looking leaves. Unlike many pond plants, it will grow and even flower in shade, although planting in sun or part shade will result in more blooms. 

Because of the way this plant grows, you will receive one rooted stem. If planting in a basket, it will need a wide or long basket, as some stems will be around 8 inches (20cm) long across the horizontal part. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant here.

Please note that this plant is toxic if eaten. 

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