Zantedeschia (Calla Lily)The Zantedeschia, also known as Calla Lily is a graceful, tropical flower that can be grown as a houseplant as well as in the garden. We have selected several beautiful colours, for you to choose from.
Summer Flowering Zantedeschia (Calla Lily) Bulbs
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Zantedeschia rhizomes (underground stems) are offered by Bulbs & beyond as part of the summer bulb collection. The varieties we offer are the less hardy, tender forms of Zantedeschias, also often referred to as Calla Lilies or Coloured Hybrids. Our Calla Lily variety should not be confused with the larger, hardy form of Zantedeschia “Aethiopica”, also called Arum Lily.
The name “Zantedeschia” was given as a tribute to Italian botanist Giovanni Zantedeschi (1773-1846) by German botanist Kurt Sprengel (1766-1833).
The tender varieties of Zantedeschia (Calla Lily) are native to Southern Africa and have beautiful white-spotted leaves. Zantedeschia rizomes produce large, showy flower spathes and can be grown both as ornemental plants (indoor and outdoor) and for cut flowers. Zantedeschias are versatile, easy growers and can be grown equally well as houseplants, in patio pots/containers, or as stunning bedding displays in the garden. They will flower in summer.
Planting Zantedeschias / Calla Lilies
Zantedeschia rhizomes thrive best in well-drained, moist soil. Be careful not to water them too much before they start growing (i.e. the leaves starting to poke out of the soil) to avoid the risk of rot. In keeping with its Southern African heritage, Calla lilies like lots of full sun, although they will tolerate some partial shade. They don’t need to be planted very deep, 6-10cm will do, and it is best to plant your Zantedeschias with the “eyes” of the rhizome uppermost between March and May. Calla Lilies produce ample, beautiful foliage, so it is best to keep the planting distance at around 20-30cm.
Tip: For early flowering Zantedeschia plants at Easter, plant in December and keep in a light, cool place indoors at a temperature of around 16 to 18 degrees Celcius.