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Commonly known as Arum lily, Richardia
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.
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous perennials
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Tuberous - tuberous perennials
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 - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, thrips, fungal and bacterial rots and viruses.
Place of origin - southern and eastern Africa
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus rich. Protect with deep winter mulch
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video