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Zantedeschia

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Calla lily
Cultivar(s):
Z. aethiopica, Z. ailanthoides, Galaxy, Z. 'Golden Sun', Z. 'Lavender Petite', Pink Persuasion , Z. nehmanii, Whipped Cream, Z. albomaculata
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Summer Bulbs
Comment:

Good cut flower; prefers moist, humus-rich soil; can be grown in containers

Description:
Herbaceous, bulbous perennial; leaves long and strap-like; flowers small, in a spadix surrounded by a white spathe.
Season:
Late Spring, Early summer
Light:
Full Sun to 25% Shade
Color:
Pink, red, purple, white, yellow
Height:
1-3 ft
Space:
18 in. (45 cm)
Depth:
Cover 2 in. (5 cm)
Organ:
Tuber, rhizome
Hardiness:
Tender III - injured below 25°F (2°C)
Storage:
Store rhizomes or tubers dry at 50-60 degF (10-16 deg C). Take care not to injure the storage organs. Can overwinter in Zone 8 with mulch.
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Severe burning sensation and swelling of lips, tongue, and throat; stomach pain and diarrhea possible.
Toxic Principle:
Calcium oxalate crystals and possibly others.
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated herbaceous ornamental, florist cut flower.
Tags:
pink, rhizome, tuber, summer bulb, yellow, purple, red, white

NCCES plant id: 932

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