Calla Lily
Zantedeschia 'Purple Sensation'

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

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

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

Regional

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

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Florissant, Missouri

Denton, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.