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A picture of a Bog Arum

Bog Arum

Calla spp.

Also known as

Marsh Calla, Wild Calla, Squaw Claw, Water-Arum, Callalily

Calla palustris2 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Bog Arum

Calla palustris (Vosges)
Calla palustris
Calla palustris1
Calla palustris 2-eheep (5097268341)

Bog Arum Overview

Calla contains just 1 species, Calla palustris, a hardy, deciduous, perennial plant from cool temperate climates in Europe, North Asia and North America. This species grows in ponds and boggy land and tends to spread, making it a good marginal plant for the edges of water bodies. It is commonly known by the names Bog Arum and Marsh Calla, amongst others. The foliage is attractive and it produces small, clustered flowers, surrounded by showy spathes. This species has been cultivated to exhibit a range of colours including black, pinks, purples, yellows, oranges and striated bicoloured forms.

Special features of Bog Arum

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves