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Zantedeschia elliottiana (Golden Calla Lily)

Golden Calla Lily


Showy, award-winning Zantedeschia elliottiana (Golden Calla Lily) is a tuberous perennial boasting golden, trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes), 6 in. long (15 cm), adorned with a yellow finger-like spadix. They stand out against the long-stalked, arrowhead-shaped, dark green leaves which are heavily spotted with white. On display for weeks in the garden or patio from midsummer to early fall.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Rises elegantly on sturdy stems, up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm).
  • Spectacular effect when planted in drifts through the border or near ponds. Great for containers and exceptional as cut flowers!
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in moist and well-drained soil. Consistent moisture is essential, but avoid overwatering to prevent rot. Thrives in full sun in cool summer areas but prefers part shade in hot summer areas.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. The sap may irritate skin and eyes.

Native to South Africa, Calla Lilies deserve a spot in the garden or at home. Whether used in borders, containers or as cut flowers, they always provide a spectacular effect with their rich, cheerful colors and their breathtaking trumpet-shaped flowers (spathe) surrounding a yellow finger-like stalk (spadix). And they are so easy to grow! With very little work needed, they will burst into bloom and add bright notes of summer color to the garden, or to your pots inside your home.

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Native to South Africa, Calla Lilies deserve a spot in the garden or at home. With very little work needed, they will burst into bloom and add bright notes of summer color to the garden, or to your pots inside your home - provided some basic rules are respected.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Zantedeschia - Calla Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Zantedeschia - Calla Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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