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Zantedeschia 'Majestic Red'

A compact, clump-forming, tuberous perennial to 50cm high with wavy-edged, upright green leaves flecked with white, and cranberry-red flowers which appear from summer to early autumn. May be grown as a house or conservatory plant or as a summer patio plant

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green White
Summer Red Green White
Autumn Red 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
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Harmful if eaten, skin/eye irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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

Plant tubers in loam-based compost in spring. Plants may be grown under glass all year, at a minimum of 10°C; alternatively use as bedding plants in summer once all risk of frost has passed. Keep well-watered in the growing season. Bring outdoor pots indoors, or lift and store tubers in a frost-free place, in autumn. See Zantedeschia cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Sub-tropical
  • Bedding
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

Remove the flowers as they start to fade, pulling the entire stem out at the base

Pests

May be susceptible to glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May be susceptible to fungal and bacterial rots and a virus

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