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Zantedeschia pentlandii is often confused with:
Zantedeschia aethiopica Zantedeschia aethiopica
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Anemone hortensis 'St Bavo'
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Allium Alllium

Zantedeschia pentlandii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
zan-teh-DES-kee-ah pent-LAN-dee-eye
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Deciduous plant with beautiful yellow flowers. These often grow in dense colonies among rocks. Needs full sun to flower. Leaves are green with white dots.

Not a true lily. The diminutive size, is set off by the beautiful yellow color of the flowers with purple blotchs at base of spathe.  Works well planted in a water garden, along a border, or in a container outdoors or as a houseplant.

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See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Captain Odeon'
    Red flowers
  • 'Le Chique'
    Hot pink flowers
'Captain Odeon', 'Le Chique'
Tags:
#showy flowers#poisonous#water garden#container plant#cut flowers#interiorscape#pond margins#lily#rock gardens#borders#cutting garden#sandy soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Captain Odeon'
    Red flowers
  • 'Le Chique'
    Hot pink flowers
'Captain Odeon', 'Le Chique'
Tags:
#showy flowers#poisonous#water garden#container plant#cut flowers#interiorscape#pond margins#lily#rock gardens#borders#cutting garden#sandy soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zantedeschia
    Species:
    pentlandii
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa, Mpumalanga
    Distribution:
    Mapoch region of Mpumalanga
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Houseplant
    Poisonous
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit green, few in number, with up to 20 seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Diminutive size, beautiful yellow color with purple blotch at base of spathe.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves deciduous, up to 30" long, usually shorter than the peduncles, petiolate, petioles up to 15" long, clasping at the base; blade yellowish grass-green, usually immaculate (seldom maculate) oblong-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, hastate, obtuse to acute, abruptly apiculate, up to 17" long and 8" wide. Z. pentlandii has immaculate (or very rarely spotted) oblong-lanceolate leaves, slightly constricted above the short, hastate, rounded lobes; the apex is obtuse (or sometimes acute) with a subulate, seldom recurving tip.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Pond
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Specimen
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    Severe burning sensation and swelling of lips, tongue, and throat; stomach pain and diarrhea possible
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Calcium oxalate crystals and possibly others.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Stems