- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Flowering Height
- 45-55 cm
- Bulb Size
- 14/+ cm
- Purples & Mauves
Zantedeschia Captain Violetta
Offering a tropical feel but with soft, muted colours, Zantedeschia ‘Captain Violetta’ exhibits delicate, Parma-violet spathes. The common name Calla Lily derives from the Greek kallos meaning ‘a thing of beauty’, and ‘Captain Violetta’ certainly lives up to this epithet. The pretty flowers are set off against clumps of lush greenery with glossy, spearhead leaves freckled with white. Originating from swamplands in Africa, these thirsty plants thrive at a water’s edge where they can easily access the moisture they need. Alternatively, Zantedeschia make excellent container plants when kept well-watered. Kept frost free over winter, these tender perennials will return enthusiastically year after year.
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