Zantedeschia aethiopica (Calla Lily)

So where might you find these flowers?

Zantedeschia aethiopica while not native to the United States can be found in California and Oregon. The calla lily is native to southern Africa, but it has naturalized largely in western Europe and in Australia.

Calla lilies flourish best in subtropical locations where they are able to grow in a moist environment. Ranging from the shoreline to the mountains, these flowers are very versatile. Z. aethiopica can be found in bogs..

These flowers are perennials, meaning that they come back year after year. Like flower bulbs, Zantedeschia aethiopica has rhizomes which resemble a ginger root. These rhizomes typically aide in spreading this flower as they are often found in garden debris. From August to January these flowers bloom, and they frequently grow by the masses in marshy settings. This flower actually grows taller in the presence of more shade, and can go from .6 meters to 1 meter depending on the amount of shade. 


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