Calla Lily Aethiopica
£4.50 – £9.50
Calla Lily ‘Aethiopica’ Hardy perennial. Aethiopica is also known as the white arum or lily-of-the-Nile. A perfect plant for the edge of ponds, in the garden or in large containers. They can grow in full sun but are happier in partial shade, well-drained soil is needed. They flower between July and August at a height of 70-90 cm, and also produce magnificent glossy green foliage which is arrow shaped. Water sparingly until growth starts, once growth starts they need plenty of moisture. The blooms are gracefully eye-catching and a must have for many gardeners, a classic beauty, highly prized by florists. Native habitat: South America.
Bulb Size 12/14
Plant: Autumn or Spring. 10 cm deep. Spacing 45 cm. Flowers July-October. Height 70-90 cm.
Fully hardy. Perennial. These varieties prefer shade from midday onwards. They need moist, humus rich soil. Plenty of water is need during the dry summer months. Use a slow release liquid fertilizer, growmore is ideal. If growing in pots, start off in a 5 lt, once foliage is growing move into a 20-30 lt pot and remember to give the plant plenty of water and feed.
Propagation: Divide overcrowded clumps in late summer.