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Calla palustris

Bog arum

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourShiny green

Description

Calla palustris (Bog arum). This plant grows about 30cm high, with dark green glossy leaves they are about 20cm long. The spathes have stem-clasping leaves, they are white flushed with green and appear throughout summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Aquatic

Other common names

Water arum

Origin

Europe. Naturalized in Britain

Interest and use

Water plant. Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will require a sunny position, in mud or up to 25cm depth of water.

Propagation

Can be grown from seed in autumn or division in spring.

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