Calla Lily
Zantedeschia 'Black Star'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zantedeschia (zan-te-DES-kee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Star
Additional cultivar information:(PP14844, aka Edge of Night, Brilliant)
Hybridized by Randag
Registered or introduced: 2002

Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Burgundy

Mottled

Leathery-Textured

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:

Patented

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

Regional

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

Deland, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Denton, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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

An amazing sport of 'Schwarzwalder' found, according to Plant Delights of NC, by one Frank Patterson of OR.
It has been sold under other names in all of the excitement, and there have been patents applied for each of its names.

It has a dark red/maroon flower that begs blackness in a certain light. The real appeal is that it has unprecedented dark stems, veins, and (hold on to your seat) edges of leaves, which are well spotted anyhow. It is the most exciting hybrid to come about since the pack mule. All parts of the plant lend themselves to being slighty transparent, which makes 'Black Star' even more head-spinning.

The bright green leaf contrasts with the darkness that frames it, and the whole ensemble is set off with the milky-transparent membran... read more