Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough'
Wide white spathes ( but not too scarily sci-fi) and green overlapping leaves, marked in silver Morse code, make this cool, elegant and versatile as pots will happily stand in shallow water
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: humus-rich, moist soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to June
- Flower colour: pure white
- Other features: Can be grow in ponds and water upto 30cm deep.
- Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)
Unusual, pure white hood-shaped flowers that are up to 10-15cm (4-6in) long are produced from late spring to mid-summer. It makes a striking architectural clump with lovely arrow-shaped, glossy dark green leaves. It looks great grown beside water as a marginal plant and can be left outside in most frost-prone areas if it is given a deep winter mulch.
- Garden care: Mulch plants well in winter. Grow in reliably moist soil, or as a marginal pond plant. If potted up into a basket using aquatic compost, it can stand in water up to 30cm deep.
- Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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