Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Zantedeschia aethiopica, Giant White, Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Common Name: Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Family: Araceae

Genus: Zantedeschia

Species: aethiopica

Cultivar or Variety: Giant White

Characteristics of Plant
NOTICE: This plant is poisonous to dogs and cats.

This beautiful Calla Lily makes a stunning border plant that is resistant to deer and other rodents. May also be grown in containers or beds.

The plant can over time, have bloom stalks reaching up to 4'. The older the plant, the wider and taller it will grow.

A yellow inflorescence is surrounded by a white spathe. It makes a great cut flower not only for arrangements, but also for weddings.

Seed is fairly easy to start, but it is best to sow in the winter time. Sow seed 1/4" deep in moist potting soil, barely cover and keep warm for germination. When outdoor soils have warmed up to 60F seedlings can be transplanted outside. Do not over water seedlings or plant, as rot may occur, but under watering can lead to stress and low bloom rate and disease too.



Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9
Zone 10

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Winter
Mid Winter

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/4"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
White

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Rhizomes

Cutting Flower
Yes

Additional Uses
Borders
Planters

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"Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Great White'"
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"Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Giant White'"
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