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Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' (Arum lily 'Crowborough')

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skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'

Other names

Arum lily 'Crowborough'

Genus

Zantedeschia Zantedeschia

Variety or Cultivar

'Crowborough' _ 'Crowborough' has rich green, arrow-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped white spathes with prominent yellow spadix.


Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' is: Deciduous

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)

Flower

White, Yellow in Spring; Yellow, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' (Arum lily 'Crowborough') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, 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.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'

Other names

Arum lily 'Crowborough'

Genus

Zantedeschia Zantedeschia

Variety or Cultivar

'Crowborough' _ 'Crowborough' has rich green, arrow-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped white spathes with prominent yellow spadix.

Foliage

Deciduous

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)


Colour

Flower

White, Yellow in Spring; Yellow, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' (Arum lily 'Crowborough') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, 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.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' (Arum lily 'Crowborough')

Common pest name

Powdery mildew: cotton; Powdery mildew: eggplant; Powdery mildew: pepper; Powdery mildew: tomato

Scientific pest name

Leveillula taurica

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Believed to be present and no statutory action is being taken. Status needs to be confirmed by survey.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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