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Canna Arum

widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 351
I have two of these in pots, have had for about 2/3 years, only one has ever produce a flower, they stay outside all year, die down completely in winter, they don't seem to get any bigger, but I just love the colour, I have lots of the white Arum Lily's,
just wondered if this was a Canna or Arum


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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,678
    It is an Arum.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,802
    edited July 2020
    Technically it is one of the beautiful tender Zantedeschia.

    Quote RHS...

    "Zantedeschia fall into two main types: hardier outdoor forms, often called arum lilies, with striking white flowers; and the more tender forms, typically with white-spotted leaves and pretty flowers in yellow, orange, pink or dark purple. These are often called calla lilies."

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/zantedeschia/growing-guide
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 351
    Thanks Silver surfer that RHS page is very interesting, but I don't do anything to them all winter just leave them in a sheltered spot in there pots,
    I thought they were Arum, but they do 'act' different to my white ones, much later to flower, and seem not to need the water as the white ones, but then my white ones are a lot larger.
    thanks for help and information.
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