Calla Lily
Zantedeschia 'Black Crusader'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zantedeschia (zan-te-DES-kee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Crusader

Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Mottled

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-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:

Seaside, California

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 21, 2008, grovespirit from Sunset Valley, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

The only reason I am rating my experience as "Neutral" is that although I was delighted with the plant itself, I was very unhappy when this lovely and expensive plant was stolen!! It was the very first time I had ever had a plant stolen.

The thieves also made off with a fuschia, and a "Peace" rose. I don't think they were ever caught by the cops despite my report. I learned that sometimes, fancy plants like this one aren't the best choice for one's suburban front yard. :(

This stunningly attractive plant grew great for me in coastal CA, Zone 11.

I planted it as a bulb in Feb. in sandy soil (90% sand 10% compost). I put 3 Tbsp bonemeal in the planting hole. I mulched it with 2" of bark mulch and watered with a drip hose system. It bloom... read more