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Zantedeschia 'Captain Romance'PBR (Captain Series)

arum lily 'Captain Romance'

An upright, clump-forming, tender perennial with dark green, broadly-lance-shaped leaves spotted with white. Flowers, produced in the summer, comprise an outer pink spathe flushed green at the base with an inner yellow-orange spadix

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green White
Summer Green Pink Green White
Autumn Green White
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Araceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Potentially harmful
Harmful if eaten, skin/eye irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling. Pets: Harmful if eaten, skin/eye irritant - for further information and contact numbers regarding pets, see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Use as summer bedding, planting in a moist, humus-rich, but well-drained soil in full sun. Lift and store overwinter in trays of compost in a cool, frost-free garage or shed and plant out tubers in spring after risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, grow in containers of loam-based JI No2 potting compost and overwinter in a greenhouse or conservatory. See Zantedeschia cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Sub-tropical
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

Deadhead flowers and cut down yellowing foliage at the end of the season

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids and thrips; glasshouse red spider mite or glasshouse whitefly

Diseases

May be susceptible to bacterial or fungal rots and a virus

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