Zantedeschia aethiopica AGM is also known as calla lily and this hardy white variety is one of the most popular.
They are best started off in the greenhouse and planted out in a damp spot in the garden. Zantedeschia aethiopic or callas are attractive summer flowering plants and will brighten up any garden setting. They are also ideal to grow in containers and put the container in a frost free location over winter. When grown outside, they are best grown in a sunny well drained area.
They are also ideal to grow in containers and put the container in a frost free location over winter. If growing outside, they are best grown in a sunny well drained area.
Zantedeschia is a genus of eight species of herbaceous, perennial, flowering plants in the family Araceae. Native to southern Africa from South Africa north to Malawi.
Grow in warm sunny spots and if fear frost from bring indoors. Protect plants from frosts over the winter. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and plant bulbs with rough surface facing up 10cms deep.
Tip: Keep well fed with well rotted compost, Bonemeal or Tomato food during leaf and flower stage. Better if brought indoors over winter or keep in very sheltered spots.
Soil type: Free draining light soil
Aspect: full sun if possible, although partial shade is ok
Height: 18-24″ (45-60cm)