Calla albomaculata
Calla albomaculata

Calla albomaculata

Calla albomaculata

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Description

The sweeping lines of callas make each bloom of this plant into a work of art of its own. The pure white curled flower of the Calla albomaculata is probably the best known of the many varieties. A single thick white petal wraps round the large centre stamen, overlapping its edges on one side to form a funnel with a pouring tip at the other side. As the petal runs from the loosely overlapped base to the tip, the edges follow different lines sweeping and curling to the pointed tip. Large dark green leaves spotted with white also seem to play with lines as they curl and twist on their way to their tips.

Gracy's gardening tip
"Some Calla Lily varieties (like Calla albomaculata) come with an attractive white dotted foliage, giving them even more flair!"

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Great for shade

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

  • Needs winter protection

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Zantedeschia albomaculata

  • Flower colour

    Green

  • Leaf colour

    Green, black

  • Bulb size

    16/+

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Exotic gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    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

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