About this cultivar:
Zantedeschia ’Kiwi Blush’ is a relatively new form of Arum Lily and in spring and summer, it bears attractive upward-facing white spathes with a delicate pinkish blush in the centre. It grows a little smaller than Z. aethiopica.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Flowers: April, May, June, July
- Other features: Grows well in Ballyrobert
- Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Habit: Clump forming, Columnar or Upright
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Height: 60 - 75 cm (2 - 2.5 ft)
- Spread: 30 - 60 cm (1 - 2 ft)
- Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
- Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
- Colour: Green, yellow
- Goes well with: --
About this genus:
Zantedeschia is a genus of eight species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the arum family (Araceae), native to southern Africa from South Africa north to Malawi. The genus has been introduced on all continents except Antarctica. Common names for various species include arum lily and calla lily although it is neither a true lily (Liliaceae), nor an Arum or a Calla (related genera in Araceae). The colourful flowers and leaves are highly valued, and both species and cultivars are widely used as ornamental plants.
Although Zantedeschia thrives best in moist, rich sites, they are amazingly durable under less than ideal conditions. They grow away in everythign from sun to shade in our wet clay soil. Gardeners should be patient with their Zantedeschia. While the white-flowered Zantedeschia aethiopica is a winter grower, the other specithey emerge, they will quickly start to produce their characteristic spathe and spadix flowers. In the wild, Zantedeschia grow in marshy conditions and thus can tolerate moist garden sites as long as winter drainage is good.
Zantedeschia aethiopica is the most commonly grown species, but most floricultural callas are hybrids whose other parent species bring in traits such as spotted leaves and an array of colourful flowers. Plant them where you will see them!