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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
arum lily African lily
altar lily calla lily Egyptian lily lily of the Nile richardia trumpet lily white arum lily
Brosimum aethiopica Calla aethiopica
Zantedeschia can be deciduous or semi-evergreen, tuberous perennials with lance-shaped or arrow-shaped leaves and tiny yellow flowers forming a dense spike-like spadix, with a showy, hood-like spathe, sometimes followed by orange berry-like fruits
Z. aethiopica is a clump-forming herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial with erect, long-stalked, dark glossy green, arrow-shaped leaves to 40cm in length and funnel-shaped white spathes to 25cm in length, with yellow spadices
S Africa, Lesotho
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. The sap may irritate skin and eyes
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Zantedeschia cultivation grow outdoors in full sun or part shade in moisture-retentive soil; in containers planted in JI No2 potting compost or can also be grown as a marginal plant in water up to 30cm (1ft) deep. Use aquatic compost and a 30cm (1ft) deep planting basket.
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Tidy any foliage blackened by frosts
Pests Aphids or thrips may be a problem
May be susceptible to fungal and bacterial rots and a virus
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