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Arum Lily 'Green Goddess'

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Arum Lily 'Green Goddess' Overview

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess' is a clump-forming semi-evergreen or herbaceous [depending on growing location] perennial with long dark green leaves. In summer, it produces green spathes with white centres that can be 15-20cm long. Inside these white-throated flowers are yellow spadices. Also known as Arum Lily 'Green Goddess', this plant thrives in moist soil, making it a good choice to grow as a marginal plant alongside ponds and streams. Or in wet corners of gardens that are in full sun or only have partial shade. If frosts blacken the leaves, that can be tidied [pruned] in spring, although care needs to be taken when handling as its sap can irritate skin and eyes. Wear long sleeves, gloves and wash hands afterwards. This cultivar has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Arum Lily 'Green Goddess'

Zantedeschia's can be affected by fungal and bacterial rots as well as some viruses.

How to propagate Arum Lily 'Green Goddess'


The seeds will need light for germination.


Life and divide clumps in spring.

Special features of Arum Lily 'Green Goddess'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Wet sites

Other uses of Arum Lily 'Green Goddess'

Cutting bed, border, ornamental, container, bog, aquatic This plant has been given an OPALS rating of 4, use in low allergen planting scheme in moderation.