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Zantedeschia aethiopica

2016/8/11 14:35:24
White calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) zan-teh-DES-kee-ah ay-thee-OP-ih-kah Genus: Zantedeschia

The most familiar calla, this 3-foot-tall and 2-foot-wide plant has large white flowers—up to 10 inches long—that surround a creamy yellow fingerlike centerpiece. They bloom from late spring to mid-summer. The upright, arrow-shaped leaves are solid green and glossy.

Noteworthy Characteristics:

Evergreen in their native habitat, white calla lilies are able to grow at cooler temperatures than other callas (50°F), are slower to go dormant, and can tolerate wet conditions. Various cultivars are available. This plant can be grown as a marginal aquatic.


Provide rich, moist soil in full sun.


Divide in spring.


Various rots, rust, and viral diseases.


Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Medium to Wet Characteristics Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Spring, Late Spring, Spring, Summer Flower Color White Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Waterside Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden, Water Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Bulbs

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