Arum Lily, Calla Lily

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Arum Lily, Calla Lily - Zantedeschia aethiopica Green Goddess
Latin name:
Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Green Goddess’

Description: Highly attractive lily with large, lush, lustrous green arrow-shaped leaves. The flowers appear at the top of tall stalks from spring into early summer and are in the form of a modified leaf called a spathe, enfolding a fleshy yellow spike. ‘Green Goddess’ is a very desirable cultivar with green flowers.

Hardiness: Takes several degrees of frost if well mulched during cold snaps. The foliage dies to the ground in the autumn. In very cold areas the tubers can be dug up and stored frost-free. Can also be planted in a pond as a marginal and works well in containers which can more easily be kept moist in dry weather.

Height: 50cm-1m

Position: Full sun to dappled shade

Soil: Moisture retentive soil preferred, so best mulched well in dry periods

Water well to establish, mulch, then sparingly after that if they go floppy, otherwise plant as a pond marginal

Usage: Good for brightening up dull corners, where the flowers really stand out

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