Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White Calla Lily: Featured Plant of The Day

Zantedeschia aethiopica     syn. Zantedeschia africana
    White Calla Lily

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    8A to 10B
Height    24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Spread    12" to 24" / 30cm to 60cm
Growth rate    Fast
Form    Upright or erect
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence    Deciduous

Bloom Color    White
Bloom Time    Spring and Summer

The flowers are fragrant, showy and suitable for cut flowers.

This plant tolerates occasional wetness.
This plant will grow in moist to wet soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

Leaf Color    Green
This plant has attractive foliage.

Culture Notes
Prefers partial shade at midday.  Likes moist soil that is loamy.  Will tolerate swampy conditions.  Planting in the shallow water of a pond or along a stream is recommended.  Propagate by offsets in late fall or by seeds.  Grow as a non-hardy plant north of zone 8b.