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Zantedeschia pentlandii

Zantedeschia pentlandii

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Zantedeschia pentlandii
(Arum Lily)

Please see pictures, these plants die back to a corm. This can then stay dormant from October-May. Shooting can be encouraged by keeping the plant in a warm greenhouse or conservatory. Please be advised between these months you will recieve a pot with a dormant corm inside it, ready to shoot when the weather is warm enough. 

This perennial is a stunning variety and produces tall bright yellow arum lily flowers through summer.
A wonderful perennial best in a sheltered position with a loamy soil, sometimes the leaves are frost damaged during winter, if this happens after the last frosts trim back the foliage and new shoots will appear from below the ground.

  • Height: Easily maintained to 1m
  • Spread: Easily maintained to 1m
  • Foliage Colour: Green lance shaped
  • Flower Colour: Bright Yellow Buds with Yellow funnel shaped flowers
  • Soil Type: Moist, boggy, loam, chalk, thrives in moist conditions
  • Position: Semi Shade - Shade
  • Hardiness: Reasonably Hardy once established, H4 (-5 to -10), cold conditions may damage leaves but the plant will re shoot from the base
  • Type: Herbaceous, dormant over winter

Described as tender in most places but we have found it to be as tough as other Arum Lily's we are growing, for this reason we advice it should be protected from extreme conditions

Supplied in either a 9cm pot or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.
The hardy forms of Zantedechia are varieties that derive from the species Z. aethiopica and Z. pentlandii, these are mainly white flowered varieties sometimes having coloured throats like Z. aethiopica Kiwi Blush. Z. pentlandii is striking in having bright yellow flowers.
All the Zantedechia we grow here are the hardy forms. To ensure these plants thrive in your garden it is best to plant them in moist soil in semi-shade, bright sun can slow their growth and scorch the leaves. Also in mild winters these perennials can be evergreen and put on growth through winter, in this scenario a sharp frost will kill these fresh shoots of the top growth but will not harm the plant, it will just re-shoot from the root in spring. A good mulch over winter greatly helps the plant too by insulating the shoots just below the soil from frost and ensuring a good strong root base from which masses of shoots will appear in the spring.
These plants can also be grown in containers and for this they will respond best to a loam based compost, they don't want to be planted too deep and respond well to regular feeding. When grown in pots the plants should be protected over winter as the root is above the ground (in the pot) and can be damaged by frost. The containers should be watered regularly and the compost should be kept moist at all times.
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