Zantedeschia “Purple Haze” – Calla Lily
This is a herbaceous plant, growing to about 40cm; with purple, spathe shaped flowers for a prolonged period from early summer. Dramatic rich purple spathes rise above spotted, arrow-shaped leaves.
Whilst the large white Zantedeschia aethiopica is common in coastal Tasman, and there are some of the larger golden hybrids, there are few of the smaller, usually purple, hybrids. They are not easy to come by, so you have to snap up any rather unpromissing rhizomes that you come across, and some of those offered for sale can be miserably small. They bulk up quickly – the plant pictured here is in its second year.
Click here to go to the Zantedeschia “Purple Haze” page in Karin’s Garden.