Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) in the Callas Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Zantedeschia aethiopica Accepted
Calla aethiopica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet (61-91cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 30 inches (46-76cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Berries orange and soft when ripe. Peduncle remains erect.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: White spathe and yellow spadix.
Flower Time: Summer
Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant


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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 17, 2016 12:37 PM

National flower of Ethiopia.

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