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Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘White Giant’ (South Africa)


Zantedeschia aethiopica 'White Giant' (South Africa) is a large grower with all green leaves and large, white flowers.

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'White Giant' (South Africa) is different than the 'White Giant' available in North America. It has all green leaves, rather than spotted but also grows to an extra large size with extra large flowers. Clump-forming with bright green foliage to around 3-4 feet in height with a succession of large pure white spathes with yellow spadices. If you hold back on deadheading, the flowers will be followed by clusters of attractive yellow fruits. Once established, these plants are sensational. Likes to be moist and can be grown as a marginal aquatic. Green until hard frosts. Mulch with fallen leaves - pack leaves around the perimeter and right into the centre of the plant to protect the crowns in winter.

Common Name: Calla Lily

Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Grasslands and marshy areas ranging from the coast to 2250 m.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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