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A picture of a Calla Lily 'Memories'

Calla Lily 'Memories'

Zantedeschia 'Memories'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A photo of Calla Lily 'Memories'
A photo of Calla Lily 'Memories'


Zantedeschia 'Memories' is a beautiful tender semi-evergreen, clump-forming perennial cultivar which produces funnel-like deep purple, almost black flowers. These stunning flowers are surrounded by silver-spotted, dark green arrow-shaped leaves which also have a deep purple margins flush to their undersides. Arum Lily 'Memories' also known as Calla lily 'Memories' adds structural impact to summer bedding displays in full sun, provided the soil remains moist. It will happily grow in containers enabling them to be moved to frost-free positions over winter. In colder climbs, the foliage will die back over winter to re-appear in spring. This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

Common problems

Calla lilies are also susceptible to Bacterial Soft Rot.


Generally not harvested, flowers can be cut for floral arrangements as required.



Divide in spring - Check stored tubers and when they begin to show signs of new growth, divide them, making sure each section has a visible bud. Allow the cut areas to dry and callus over for a few days before planting up. In milder areas, lilies can be divided in autumn after the foliage has faded and is easily pulled from the ground. As per stored tubers, ensure each section has at least one growing eye and calluses over before replanting.


Sow seed in spring, one seed per 8 cm pot and keep at 21 C (70 F). Plants should take two or three years to flower.


Plant out tubers after the last frost. Space them roughly ten cm deep and 30 cm apart, water the area well.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant

Pot plant


Can be grown as a pot plant indoors or frost-free garden locations. It suits being included in subtropical garden designs.