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Calla Lily
Zantedeschia 'Black Magic'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zantedeschia (zan-te-DES-kee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Magic
Synonym:Calla aethiopica
Synonym:Richardia aethiopica

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Variegated

Blue-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Spring Hill, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

San Angelo, Texas

Racine, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 8, 2007, lakesidecallas from Dandridge, TN (Zone 6a) wrote:

Nice tall flower but not a prolific bloomer. Pastel yellow with dark throat. Good cut flower.