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Zantedeschia Genus

Arum lily

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilRich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Zantedeschia genus (Arum lily). This genus consists of summer-flowering, tuberous perennials which are usually evergreen in warm climates. The leaves are glossy green and arrow-shaped. They are grown for their erect, funnel-shaped spathes, with each spathe enclosing a club-shaped spadix.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous

Other common names

Richardia, Calla lily

Origin

Tropical Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their erect, funnel-shaped spathes, each enclosing a club-shaped spadix. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are frost-tender to marginally frost-hardy species, min 5C they are intolerant of dry conditions. They will prefer well-drained soils in full sun or partial-shade. You will need to lift the tubers before the frosts.

Propagation

Propagation is by offsets in the winter.

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