Common name: Arum lily, Calla lily,African lily
Native to: Southern Africa
Not a true Arum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit), nor a true lily either, Zantedeschia aethiopica is an herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial with erect, long-stalked, dark glossy green, arrow-shaped leaves to 40cm in length and funnel-shaped white spathes to 25cm in length, with yellow spadices. It looks great in flower borders and beds and thrives well in wetter more marshy areas as well.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun or partial shade
Flowers: Large (3-10 in.), fragrant, white aroid flowers with central yellow spadix
Foliage: Shiny, arrow-shaped leaves
Growth habit: Grows in clumps
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 1 meter (2-3 feet)
Spread: Up to a meter across in clumps.
Soil requirements: Prefers moist to rich wet soils.
Uses: Great in borders and tree underplantings as well as by ponds, streams and marshy areas. Also look great in containers on a patio too.