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Commonly known as Golden arum, Golden calla
Exotic tuberous or rhizomatous plants from moist soils, swamps and lake margins in southern and East Africa, many hardy enough to grace pondsides or to use as a marginal aquatic in the UK and appearing now in darker pinks and purples.
Z. aethiopica is commonly known as arum lily, Z. elliottiana as calla lily though they not arums, lilies or callas.
Z. aethiopica is naturalised in many parts of the world.
Less hardy varieties can be grown as houseplants.
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Evergreen - in mild areas. Erect, heart-shaped, dark-green basal leaves to 28cm(11in) long.
Yellow - golden yellow
Height - 60-90cm (24-36in)
Spread - 30cm (12in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous perennial. Produces yellow spathes 15cm (6in) long with yellow spadices.
Heated greenhouse - warm temperate - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Additional Features - Good to know - - suitable for warm glasshouse or conservatory. Can be moved outside in summer
Pests & Diseases - aphids, thrips, fungal and bacterial rots and viruses.
Place of origin - unknown
Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus rich. Protect with deep winter mulch.
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