Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Green Goddess’


Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Green Goddess’

Calla lily

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Growth Habit:

Calla lilies are evergreen in moist sites in the Santa Barbara area, although they can return from their drought-dormant tubers quite successfully once fall rains have begun. Their large leaves, 1 ½ to 2-foot blades atop 3-foot stems are arrowhead shaped. They begin blooming in very early spring with tall stalks rising above the leaves. The cultivar ‘Green Goddess’ has a funnel-shaped spathe surrounding the familiar yellow spadix that shades from pure white in the center to an elongated tip striped with emerald green.

Growing Requirements:

Calla lilies naturally grow in bogs, so constant moisture is required to keep them year round. Bright shade or filtered light promotes vigorous growth and good flower production. They may even be planted in shallow water in ponds.


This cultivar is larger than the regular calla lilies and provides a lush, tropical look to the shade or water garden.

Where at Lotusland:

There are a number of plants in the fern garden.

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