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: all parts may cause stomach ache if eaten and the sap can irritate the skin
- 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: Grow in moist soil or as a marginal plant in a basket with heavy loam soil in water 30cm (12in) deep. Mulch plants well in winter.
- Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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