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PlantFiles: Calla Lily
Zantedeschia 'Captain Reno'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zantedeschia (zan-te-DES-kee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Captain Reno
Additional cultivar information: (PP17052)
Hybridized by Kapiteijn; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 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

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bariolio On May 21, 2013, bariolio from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

When I saw this beautiful plant at a local "big box" last year, I couldn't resist bringing it home. I planted it in a pot and it did fair. I think I might have overwatered it because the leaves kept falling over and rotting. Eventually, the show was over and I forgot about it. I planted nasturtiums in the pot & enjoyed their bright colors. Suddenly, this year, I saw some green leaves emerging from the center of that pot! My lily has survived and I can't wait to see that unique, dark flower again!


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

Helena, Alabama
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Paris, Texas
Racine, Wisconsin

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