Calla lily

Family: Araceae
Botanical name: Zantedeschia

Origin: South Africa

Flower colour: white, pink, rust, yellow and various colours.

Flowering period: July – October

Average plant height: 30 – 90 cm

Planting depth to base of bulbs:10 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 40 cm

Type of bulb: rhizome

Light requirements: full sun, but partly shade is fine too (to 25%)

Landscape uses: border, beds, perennial garden, but very suitable for containers too.

The leaves of Zantedeschia, better known as calla, are evenly green or speckled and spear-shaped. The flowers are funnel-shaped with a spadix.

Principal varieties

Zantedeschia albomaculata

  • ‘Elliottiana’ – golden yellow 
  • ‘Solfatare’ – yellow with black blush 
  • Zantedeschia aethiopica – evergreen 

Zantedeschia Rehmannii x Z. Elliottinana 

  • ‘Cameo’ – apricot 
  • ‘Mango’ – orange 
  • ‘Black Eyed Beauty’ – dark yellow with black heart