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  • Flowering Time
    • June
    • July
    • August
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Flowering Height
    • 70-90 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 16/18 cm
  • Colour
    • Whites & Creams

Zantedeschia Aethiopica

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The only hardy variety for growing outdoors, Zantedeschia ‘Aethiopica’ is stately and serene. Reaching a statuesque height of up to 90cm, ‘Aethiopica’ stands head and shoulders above most Zantedeschia. Pure white, hooded spathes form a sleek vase shape, held above a backdrop of glossy, arrow-head leaves. Originating from swampy regions of Africa, these perennials prefer a moisture-retentive soil and are well-suited to growing as a marginal water plant. Bearing the accolade of an RHS Award of Garden Merit for reliability, this robust variety will soon form lush clumps. The sturdy, long-stemmed blooms are highly valued as long-lasting cut flowers.

Care Guide

Most varieties of Zantedeschia grow best in a conservatory or greenhouse in sun or part shade. 

Plant rhizomes 8-10cm deep in a container filled with good quality, free-draining multi-purpose compost.  Provide consistent watering, ensuring the soil stays moderately moist to maintain lush growth of your calla lilies.

Plants can be gradually hardened off in late spring and enjoyed outdoors in a sunny spot for the warm summer months.

Once flowers start to appear, feed plants every 3 weeks with high-potash liquid fertiliser.

These frost-tender perennials must be brought back indoors before temperatures drop in autumn and protected from freezing temperatures.

Zantedeschia Aethiopica is the only fully hardy member of the family which may be grown outdoors all year round

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