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Arum Lily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Zantedeschia aethiopica

 

Arum Lily

Arum lilies are a hardy form of Zantedeschia. They are clump-forming, with funnel shaped blooms in a variety of colours, and with leaves that are stiff and arrow-shaped. Most are frost hardy to -10 deg.C. Zantedeschia aethiopica can also be grown as marginal plants, in a planting basket in water up to 30 cms.deep, but planting basket should be placed in a frost free environment in Winter where frost is likely.

 
plant Features
  • Arum Lily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Arum Lily likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Arum Lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Arum Lily likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Arum Lily

Latin name

Zantedeschia aethiopica

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Arum Lily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Arum Lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Arum Lily likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Arum Lily likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Arum Lily is 0.40meters x 0.40meters 0.40 M 0.40 M

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Arum lilies are a hardy form of Zantedeschia. They are clump-forming, with funnel shaped blooms in a variety of colours, and with leaves that are stiff and arrow-shaped. Most are frost hardy to -10 deg.C. Zantedeschia aethiopica can also be grown as marginal plants, in a planting basket in water up to 30 cms.deep, but planting basket should be placed in a frost free environment in Winter where frost is likely.


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Flowers are like funnels and are come in many colours from white to almost black

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant tubers into flowering position in the spring. Can be planted into containers for over wintering in a frost free place. Dig in well rotted garden compost or manure into the planting position before planting in a moist site. When they are grown in pots, arum lilies should be kept constantly wet and should be given a weak solution of liquid plant food every 3 weeks while they are showing signs of new growth. Indoors, grow them on a sunny window at a temperature of about 70° F.

 

Propagation by division spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Using a garden fork dig up the plant, trying to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the divisions to the same depth as the original, and keep well watered until established.

 
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