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Common Calla
Scientific Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.
Synonym: Calla aethiopica
Family: Araceae
Common Calla (Zantedeschia aethiopica)
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Picture taken early February
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8, 9, 12-29
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Frost hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Might lose leaves in summer, and grow back in the fall

Sun Exposure: Light shade in Phoenix

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial 1 to 3 feet tall depending on variety

Watering Needs: Do much better with heavy watering, humid to wet soil, or even in 4-6 inches of water (10-15 cm)

Propagation: Offsets, clump division in spring

The species name "aethiopica" means "African" (not "Ethiopian"). It is often used for South African species.

Cultural Practices:
Plant rhizomes in early fall 4 inches deep, 12 inches apart (10 cm deep, 30 cm apart), or plant Callas in container at any time during the year.

Blooming Habits:
Blooms mostly in late winter to late spring. Many hybrids are available with different flower colors.

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