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Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Aquatic or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. The sap may irritate skin and eyes

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Green, White and Yellow in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Orange in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

arum lily 'Green Goddess'

Family

Araceae


Zantedeschia can be deciduous or semi-evergreen, tuberous perennials with lance-shaped or arrow-shaped leaves and tiny yellow flowers forming a dense spike-like spadix, with a showy, hood-like spathe, sometimes followed by orange berry-like fruits

'Green Goddess' is an herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial to 90cm, with large arrow-shaped dark green leaves and green spathes, white in the throat, with yellow spadices

Synonym(s)

  • Zantedeschia 'Green Goddess'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in planting baskets in heavy loam soil in water up to 30cm deep, in full sun. Protect overwintering plants by placing baskets in a frost-free environment

Soil

  • Poorly-drained
  • Neutral, Acid or Alkaline
  • Clay or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Aphids may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease free