10. Aug, 2016

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Calla Lilly)

These are in all the garden centres now and most customers would purchase these to use as a house plant, however these can be grown in the garden in a moist boggy spot in full sun.  Ideal for planting in a bog garden or at a pond edge but it does like to be kept moist in the season. They must be protected from frost, however these plants are so adaptable, a friend of mine has hers on a very light gravelly soil which dries out in summer, she has been growing this in her shrub border for several years, the result is stunning, so go on give it a go in the planted border or better still around the pond with ferns, the rich green fronds will create a super effect.