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 CharacteristicsEvergreen 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.
CareProvide rich, moist soil in full sun.
PropagationDivide in spring.
ProblemsVarious rots, rust, and viral diseases.
- Genus : Zantedeschia
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 8, 9
- Plant Type : Bulbs
- Uses : Containers
- Bloom Time : Early Spring, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Moisture : Medium to Wet
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Flower Color : White