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.

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun or partial shade

    Flowers: Large (3-10 in.), fragrant, white aroid flowers with central yellow spadix

    Fragrance: None

    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.

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