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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
Tender

10a-13b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

20cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • 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'

Overview

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.

Harvesting

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

Propagation

Division

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.

Seed

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.

Tubers

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

Uses

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