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Zantedeschia 'Purple Sensation'

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

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6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Mid Fall


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Yet another nice rehmanii cultivar. Although I was slightly disappointed that it is not purple at all, it has prominent, dark eyes, (those are purple!) reliably pointed spathes, and a good division habit. One multi-eyed bulb can bear half a dozen flowers.

Positive CarolynBF On Apr 14, 2006, CarolynBF from Florissant, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

This grows well in our yard, despite the fact the database indicates we're in the wrong zone! I don't even fertilize very often, and don't cover during extreme temps. Very elegant addition to our garden...lovely color.
Divided in fall 2005; will see how they fare.


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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Florissant, Missouri
Denton, Texas

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