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Calla Lily 'Cameo'


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



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink



Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Painesville, Ohio

Dandridge, Tennessee

Racine, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:


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

Tall grower, does not have a high flower count. Stem (petiole) very sturdy. For me it isn't a vigorous grower- rots easily.


On Jul 1, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have had this plant for a few years. It's first year I think produced only 2 spathes. I left it a cold greenhouse over winter, and found it had produced 4 new corms when checking it the following spring. It was perhaps a quite cold winter, as 3 of the new corms as well as the mother one had rotted, but I had one mid-sized corm which was very new and white. I potted it up, and it grew. I have waited until the 3rd season after, it has been potted into a larger pot this year and has 4 strong new growths, perhaps 4 separate corms as they are wide spread.

By the end of June it was producing a spathe, which is rapidly maturing. I would expect it to make more. I still overwinter it in a cold greenhouse, it doesn't dry out but I don't water it until spring. The last wint... read more


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

A medium-vigorous hybrid that likely contains all of the best blood as far as summer callas: elliotiana, rhemanii and perhaps albomaculata. It is an nice midpoint in color between the oranges and the pinks, a real peachy color.
Almost all pinks are small, unspotted-leaf Z. rhemanii selections, but this one has other species in it that make it a larger plant with taller stems that are better for cutting. A dark eye adds a finishing touch.