Calla aethiopica
Calla aethiopica
Calla aethiopica
Calla aethiopica
Calla aethiopica
Calla aethiopica
Calla aethiopica
Calla aethiopica
Calla aethiopica
Calla aethiopica

Calla aethiopica

"Arum lily"

Calla aethiopica

3 bulbs — £8.85

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Description

Most of the calla lilies are deciduous hybrids, need well-drained soils and have small but very showy blooms. Calla aethiopica, on the other hand, is a statuesque giant and occurs as a natural species type. In warmer climates, this South African native will be evergreen, charming you with its lush, dramatic foliage all year round. In its natural habitat, Calla aethiopica loves to grow beside or even in water, tolerating sun or shade with equal aplomb. That makes Calla aethiopica an ideal choice for poorly drained, damp soils where other bulbs won't grow.

As for the elegant, long-stemmed white blooms, they make a bold statement in the garden and last very well in the vase!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • May need winter cover

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Zantedeschia ethiopica

  • Flower colour

    Green, black

  • Leaf colour

    Green, black

  • Bulb size

    18/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Exotic gardens
    Water gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Boggy

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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