Calla palustris

Water Arum

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Plant details

This is a very fine plant ideal for growing in marshy soil or as a pond marginal in water up to 12in (30cm) in depth. It has attractive, glossy dark green, heart-shaped leaves and bears exotic white, Arum Lily-like flowers in summer. These are often followed by clusters of red berries in the autumn.

Family: Araceae

Genus: Calla

Species: palustris

Plant type: Marginal

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: June to July

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