Common Names: calla lily
Origin: South Africa
Type: Perennial from rhizomes
Size: To 4 ft. tall
Flowers: Broad white flowers (bracts), late winter to early spring; shiny green sword-shaped leaves
Uses: Along stream beds, shady spots, containers, borders. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Nectar for bees and insects; fruit for birds.
Soil: Tolerates a variety.
Water: Regular water
Sun: Full sun to part shade; light shade in heat
Pruning: (No special needs found.)
Pests & Diseases: Rhizome rot.
Notes: White “flowers” are actually bracts; yellow central spike is covered with tiny true flowers. Hardy to 30° F.