Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'
arum lily 'Crowborough'
'Crowborough' is a deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial (evergreen in mild areas) to 1m in height, with rich green, arrow-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped white spathes to 15-20cm in length, with a prominent yellow spadices
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or South–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
- Potentially harmful
- All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. The sap may irritate skin and eyes. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
How to grow
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
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Flower borders and beds
Tidy any foliage blackened by frosts
May be susceptible to fungal and bacterial rots and a virus
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