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17/08/2012 at 06:12
I overwintered my Zantedechia rhizomes in a paper bag and planted them out in containers in early May. So far I have a lush growth of leaves but not a sign of any flowers coming up. Am I being impatient? I know they take about 3 months to flower from planting but I thought there would be some sign of flowering by now.
17/08/2012 at 06:40

The most popular form of Zantedeschia, aethiopica, the large white one, is commonly known as the Easter lily.

Easter is when they are supposed to flower - in April.

I have some of those growing in containers. I simply move the containers into a frost free place during the worst of the Winter, and move them outside March time. We can still get frosts during April.

You can find novelty coloured varieties in garden centres, which are in flower now. I don't know much about those, how they should be cared for, or when they naturally flower.

17/08/2012 at 09:41

The more colourful ones generally need more sunshine and warmth to flower. I have one at home which started flowering only a week or so ago, and it was planted in about April.

I'd agree that they are best kept in their pots over winter, it seems to give them a head start.

17/08/2012 at 09:53

I've always left mine in, the large white ones & they flowered well for years, just disappearing below the ground in winter & back up reliably every year. 

They have stopped flowering come to think of it though, just big green leaves. Maybe they need dividing?

One is in the bog garden, one in a sunny bed. I am about 8 miles in from the south coast, so relatively mild. 

17/08/2012 at 11:11
Thank you for the advice. I don't know the variety but it is about 14 inches high and almost a chocolate/ purple colour, quite gorgeous when it flowers. Maybe it's the freakish weather this year and I live in Lancashire where it's not as warm as the south.
17/08/2012 at 11:18

I know the type. That's one of the small and colourful varieties, that needs sun and warmth, and TLC.

If it's only a small pot then it should be fairly easy to bring it inside during the Winter. I don't know whether you can keep them as houseplants.

17/08/2012 at 12:01

In my experience they tend to get a bit lanky - they really do need plenty of light.

11/12/2012 at 15:32

i had a good sized clump of the large white variety growing in a bed about 2 foot from the front of my house which i left in year after year and it always done well. i moved house at the start of march and couldnt bare to leave them them, so i dug them up and they split naturally into 3 seperate clumps which i have planted around the edge of my new garden. They have all done fantastic this year with plenty of flowers per clump, Im going to leave them in again this winter as per usual and see how they do further away from the house.

fingers crossed.... i will post in spring to let you know how they got on!

19/09/2013 at 08:55

It's September now and my zantedeschia has had  very healthy looking leaves for about 3weeks but no flowers. It is in the ground in a very sunny spot in my front garden don't know if to move it into a pot? When I put it there last year the deep Auvergne coloured flowers were beautiful

19/09/2013 at 09:06

I think this year the very late and cold spring is the reason for,not flowering. 

Re those coloured varieties.  They are unreliable and hit n miss with me.  


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