Zantedeschia aethiopica - Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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  • Approximate height: 75cm (30 inches).
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 15 - 20cm (6 - 8 inches)
  • Flowering time: May to August
  • Flower colour: White
  • Supplied bare root

This well-known but exotic and striking pond plant has large white flower spathes surrounding a yellow spadix (central flower spike) and arching mid-green glossy leaves with with ruffled edges. It flowers from spring until well into the summer, and will often bloom again in the autumn if dead-headed regularly. It is clump-forming and never runs, so is not invasive. There are many Zantedeschia cultivars, but this plant is the natural wild form, as it grows in river banks and marshes in southern Africa. It is an easy plant to grow but can be slightly frost tender, so the crown of the plant should remain below the water during winter to protect it from ice damage.

Please note that this plant is poisonous if eaten. 

We recommend starting your Zantedeschia aethiopica off in a pot of 2 - 3 litres capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant.