CALLA AETHIOPICA – Large White

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“Arum Lily, Calla Lily, Zantedeschia,
Pronounced: aa-thi-o-pi-ca,
zan-te-dee-shi-a, child-si-a-na
Family: ARACEAE
Native: South Africa
Exposure: Sun, Part Shade or Full Shade
Blooms: Year-round in most climates
Planting: All zones. Set bulbs 4 in. deep 1-2 ft. apart in ground or container. Callas can handle light frost. Mulch with leaves or more potting soil for added protection. Dig up in areas where winters are 10°F or colder.

**The Green Goddess Calla has light green leaves with green and white striped blooms and can grow to 4 or more feet.

Please select option and quantity above and order now August delivery. Calla Lilies-Large White and Green Aethiopica/Short Zantedeschia (ka-la li-lee, a-thi-o-pi-ka, zan-ta-deesh–ee-a) Nicknames: Arum Lilies, Calla, Alcatraz Lily, Egyptian Lily, Family: ARACEAE Colors: Aethiopica-White or Green with light green foliage Blooms: Spring, foliage stays year-round but will freeze in hard winters and shoot new leaves in the spring What’s in a name? These South African plants have been known as Arums, then Callas, then Richardias and now Zantedeschia. In Holland they are known as two different plants not even related to each other. There are the large white and green aethiopica that like any conditions, sun, shade, wet or dry and then there are the shorter Zantedeschias which come in many colors and like sun and dry conditions. Americans are the only gardeners to call them callas and lump the two together as they same plant. Can’t anyone agree on what we should call them? The point of the story- In gardening don’t worry about memorizing all the names of the plants in your garden-make up your own names for them. You don’t have to wear name tags at your garden parties. The bulbs of the two varieties look totally different. The large Aethiopica white and green callas look oblong with a pointed side that looks like a rain drop. The larger end with an eye or dried leaves goes up. Large callas can handle sun, shade, wet or dry conditions. They can grow in a pond. The smaller colored Zantedeschia callas are flat and round like the sun and have bulls eyes or dark circles on them. They go up. Always in gardening, when in doubt plant a bulb sideways. It will work its way up. Remember that the smaller colored callas need hot sun and can not sit in water. They need to dry out in between watering. Callas are hardy to 10F. You can leave the bulbs in the ground over the winter in most parts of the country. In fact, you can plant them any time of the year in the garden.