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Botanical name: Zantedeschia aethiopica
Other names: Arum lily, Trumpet lily, White arum lily, Egyptian lily, Lily of the Nile, Richardia, African lily, Altar lily, Calla lily, Calla aethiopica
Species: Z. aethiopica - Z. aethiopica is a perennial suitable for ponds, bog gardens, or moist soil. It has rich green, arrow-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped white spathes in spring and summer.
Zantedeschia aethiopica is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Yellow, White in Spring; Yellow, White in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Fruit: Orange in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. The sap may irritate skin and eyes.
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Plant with: Gunnera manicata (Giant rhubarb), Gunnera magellanica (Dwarf rhubarb), Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not), Nymphaea 'Amabilis' (Waterlily 'Amabilis'), Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani 'Albescens' (Grey club-rush 'Albescens'), Nymphaea 'Aurora' (Waterlily 'Aurora'), Nymphaea 'Little Sue' (Waterlily 'Little Sue' ), Nymphaea 'Marliacea Chromatella' (Waterlily 'Marliacea Chromatella')
Specific pests: Aphids
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Bog garden, Waterside
Cultivation: Plant in loam soil (ideally in planting baskets) in water up to 30cm deep, in full sun. Protect overwintering plants by removing the baskets and storing them in a frost-free environment.
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|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Boggy damp conditions, Pond/In water|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3)|
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I was given a large specimen 2 years ago, it remained in a large pot because of moving, after moving early this year, I divided the specimen and planted. In all of this time I have not had one single flower. Has anyone any idea why this could be?
I have recently planted 3 large specimen Zantedeschia aethiopica which were doing really well until this last week. Despite watering them every night, the leaves are turning yellow and the trumpet flowers are dying. They are planted in a south facing sheltered spot in full sun. The ground is very wet and the surface is mulched with bark chips. Help! Any suggestions would be very welcome. Thanks in advance. Brian
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