Arum lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'

Arum lily - Zantedeschia aethiopica  'Crowborough'

Common Name: Arum lily
Genus: Zantedeschia
Species: aethiopica
Cultivar: 'Crowborough'

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: all parts may cause stomach ache if eaten and the sap can irritate the skin

Unusual pure white hood-shaped flowers that are up to 10-15cm (4-6in) long are produced from late spring to mid-summer. It makes a striking architectural clump with lovely arrow-shaped glossy dark green leaves. It looks great grown beside water as a marginal plant and can be left outside in most frost-prone areas if it is given a deep winter mulch.

  • Garden care: Grow in moist soil or as a marginal plant in a basket with heavy loam soil in water 30cm (12in) deep. Mulch plants well in winter.

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