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Mapoch Lily Zantedeschia pentlandii

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. Diminutive size, beautiful yellow color with purple blotch at base of spathe. Other colors have been described.

More information on Zantedeschia.

Cultivars:
  • 'Captain Odeon'
  • 'Le Chique'
Tags:
#sandy soil#lily#rock garden
Cultivars:
  • 'Captain Odeon'
  • 'Le Chique'
Tags:
#sandy soil#lily#rock garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zantedeschia
    Species:
    pentlandii
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa, Mpumalanga
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Poisonous
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit green, few in number, with up to 20 seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    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:
    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 60 cm long, usually shorter than the peduncles, petiolate, petioles up to 30 cm 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 35 cm long and 15 cm 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:
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Problems:
    Poisonous
  • Poison:
    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