Calla lily

Family: Araceae
Botanical name: Zantedeschia

Origin: South Africa

Flower color: white, pink, rust, yellow and various colors.

Flowering period: July – October

Average plant height: 12 – 36 inches

Planting depth to base of bulbs:4 inches

Spacing between bulbs: 16 inches

Type of bulb: rhizome

Light requirements: full sun but will tolerate partial shade (up to 25%)

Landscape uses: border, beds, perennial garden, but very suitable for containers, too.

The spear-shaped leaves of Zantedeschia, better known as Calla lily, are entirely green or green with speckles. The inflorescence is a spathe surrounding a spadix.

Principal varieties

Zantedeschia albomaculata – white

Zantedeschia elliottiana – golden yellow 

  • ‘Solfatare’ – yellow with black blush

Zantedeschia aethiopica – white 

Zantedeschia rehmannii x elliottiana 

  • ‘Cameo’ – apricot 
  • ‘Mango’ – orange 
  • ‘Black Eyed Beauty’ – dark yellow with black heart