Calla Lily 'Flame'

Zantedeschia elliottiana

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zantedeschia (zan-te-DES-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: elliottiana (el-ee-ot-ee-AH-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Flame



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:


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


18-24 in. (45-60 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:


Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall





This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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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


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

Garberville, California

Merced, California

Oakland, California

San Jose, California

Clifton, Colorado

Sarasota, Florida

Auburn, Georgia

Barbourville, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon (2 reports)

Pocahontas, Tennessee

Rockwood, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Paris, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Graham, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 27, 2010, catgrass09 from Columbus, OH wrote:

This is a lovely plant that has handsome foliage and blooms. A unique feature you'll discover is that the flower changes colors from a yellow to an orange as it ages. Last year, I planted this in a part shade location and I've only managed a couple of blooms on a new single bulb. I'll try again this year in more sun and we'll see what happens.


On Jul 2, 2009, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've found that the distinctive white mottled leaves need sun to be showy. I planted my corms in various degrees of eastern shade, and only the southern, most exposed has taken on the foliage markings.


On Nov 1, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

A strong medium-large plant. Will not bloom when small. Full sun is best, but extreme summer heat will fade the flower to a nasty pink-on-cream. It's "bulbs" are almost more rhizomatous than cormorous. Very showy leaves.

Can be overwintered in-ground in well-drained sites in zones 6b and warmer


On Oct 15, 2005, GrnXnham from Graham, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I am guessing that this calla lily needs a warmer zone than in Western Washington. I could only get this plant to bloom when planted directly against the south side of the house. This is the warmest place in our yard. Several Calla Lily's were planted a few feet away from the house and did not bloom. Plants against the house bloomed July through early September.