Pink Calla Lily
Zantedeschia rehmannii

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zantedeschia (zan-te-DES-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: rehmannii (re-MAN-ee-eye) (Info)
Synonym:Zantedeschia rehmanii

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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:

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Fontana, California

Orange, California

San Francisco, California

Wilmington, Delaware

Sarasota, Florida

Decatur, Georgia

Lansing, Kansas

Ewing, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Compton, Maryland

Bessemer City, North Carolina

Macksville, Nova Scotia

North Augusta, South Carolina

Prosperity, South Carolina

Lafayette, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Rockwood, Tennessee

Leander, Texas

Newport News, Virginia

Bothell, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 16, 2011, AloeStan from PRESTON
United Kingdom wrote:

As a retired trade journalist, now left to my own garden, in Preston, UK, I still attend trade events. The Four Oaks,(UK) show this month, had two stands displaying Zantedeschia, both offerings grown in Holland. What a fantastic species this is, however not initially easily grown - for the amateur. The indications are it has a very strict requirement of compost plus precise overall conditions. Given that, the huge plate like corms, produce a fantastic display, apparently whilst expensive , the lenthy flowering exhibition, must be worth it. I intend to acquire at least one as soon as possible. South Africa is the original country of development, but surprisingly, the reports suggest it is happy in Europe. As to cold/wet NW UK thats a gamble. - surprisingly one of the exhibitors is... read more

Positive

On Mar 25, 2006, raydio from Bessemer City, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a lot hardier than stated on most lists.

It does fine in our 7b winters with no extra protection, just an eastern exposure. My mom had these when I was growing up and they came back every year, bigger and better. I have some of my own and, poor things, they're growing in broken-down mulch on top of black plastic. Not even an inch deep. I'm amazed. I never expected anything less, and they haven't let me down in five years. I did however, just pot them up. They are in the way of the hose pipe and I finally took pity.

Positive

On Aug 23, 2004, shortcm from Wilmington, DE (Zone 7b) wrote:

My pink calla grows and spreads in part shade. Some blooms are greenish, but most are pink. They are in a garden sheltered from our prevailing winds. We are the border of zones 6 and 7.