White calla lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Giant White'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Park Seed
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White calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)
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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.
Care:  Provide rich, moist soil in full sun.
Propagation:  Divide in spring.
Problems:  Various rots, rust, and viral diseases.

Overview

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 Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Indoor Plant,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden,
Water Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Bulbs

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