White Florist Calla Lily

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'White Florist' Calla Lily is the original Calla from South Africa, where it made its home in the wet soils of stream banks. Here, it's famous for its pristine, white blossoms that are taller than other callas, at up to 3'. The perfectly-fluted flowers are an essential addition to bouquets. Plant 'White Florist' in a big pot on your patio, give it plenty of water and stand back! (Zantedeschia aethiopica)
Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
SKUAM018398

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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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Plant Information

Common as a wildflower in South Africa, the original calla grows even along roadsides in wet spots. If you have a moist place in your garden or yard, that's perfect for this large plant. If not, put it in a big pot on the patio so you can give it plenty of water. It'll give you magnificent blooms.

Growing Callas: Callas are native to South Africa, and today they're not only easy to grow, but available in a literal rainbow of colors. Their fluted blooms and refined foliage make them a favorite for floral arrangements, but they also lend a sense of elegance to the landscape. Callas do best when sited in dappled or bright, yet indirect sunlight.

The common white one* is Zantedeschia aethiopica, and like all callas, it's hardy in the US only in Zones 8 through 10. This makes callas 'tender bulbs' in most of the country, and they'll have to be lifted out of the ground and stored indoors come fall. Zantedeschia aethiopica prefers moist soil and can even thrive when sited along stream banks and water features. Many people grow callas in patio pots, which can be brought in before frost arrives.

Most of the very colorful callas are a separate species, C. rehmannii, and these have more narrow leaves than the classic white type. If you haven't grown callas, you may be surprised that these bulbs create a sizable plant. Sometimes the clumps grow 36' high. Most all callas have pointed or heart-shaped foliage that's dark green, spattered with white spots. The bulbs are irregular, sort of like ginger roots, and several can be planted in the same pot. They enjoy being root-bound. If you plant your bulbs in  spring, you'll have flowers in about 70-112 days.

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Associated SKUsAM018398
AM004501 (Bag of 1)
AM018366 (Bag of 10)
Common Name
White Florist Calla Lily
Botanical Name
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Flower Color
White
Flower Size
5-10" flowers
Foliage
Green upright foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing
3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
16-18 cm
Planting Depth
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 2" below the soil line.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog and cats.
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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