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PlantFiles: Calla Lily
Zantedeschia 'Picasso'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zantedeschia (zan-te-DES-kee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Picasso
Additional cultivar information: (PP15282, aka Purple Wizard)
Hybridized by Randag; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral bloomheaven On Feb 9, 2007, bloomheaven from Southern
United States wrote:

The flowers are purple with a white edge and the leaves are dark green, arrow shaped with flecks.

Neutral vossner On Jul 9, 2006, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I bought 3 bulbs from Easy to Grow Bulbs in early 2006. They sprouted quickly but struggled through most of the Spring, until 2 have disappeared. The third one bloomed in early July 2006 and its first bloom is stunning. I hope the other two have simply gone dormant and will return next year.

Rated it neutral because of the two that have disappeared and because other calla varieties in my garden have done better with less drama

Neutral ineedacupoftea On Jun 12, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

I think that this plant needs a little more attention thatn other Zantedeschia. It may need proper fertilizing for eyes to grow to be blooming size year to year, as I have experienced large bulbs that send up many robust leaves on relatively small eyes.

The leaves, however, are distinct against other hybrids; being only lightly spotted, and the marks are more like streaks, giving the leaves a van Gogh night scene appeal.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lakeville, Massachusetts
Deer Park, Texas
Paris, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Racine, Wisconsin

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