Zantedeschia x 'Black Star'

azngrnthumbsJuly 3, 2006

These have just started to spathe and the coloration is so dramatic that the leaf edges, not just the flowers, photograph as black!

Does anyone grow the other Callas similar to this one (ie 'Edge of Night', 'Midnight Eclipse', and the "Chocolate" one.

Cheers,

Riz

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anna_lisa(Quebec)

Yes I have grown the one called black forest there is a picture of it on this froum look for pic cally lily. I like your leaves they are really nice with the black edges I wish I could bye them. Anna lisa

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 5:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
susanlynne48(OKC7a)

Riz, that's a real beauty! Where did you buy it? I would love to get one, too! But will have to wait til next year now.

Susan

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 5:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
azngrnthumbs

If you couldn't make out the green tag, these are from Brent & Becky's Bulbs.

I was so impressed with the size and quality of these tubers/rhizomes (still debating what they really are cuz they look more like a corm to me!)

Definitely check these out when their summer catalog comes up next year!

Cheers,

Riz

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 8:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
JohnnieB(Washington, DC 7a/b)

That is one very, very cool plant. Do you have any idea how hardy 'Black Star' is? Two cultivars of Z. aethiopica (although I suspect both are hybrids involving other species), 'Whipped Cream' and 'Giant White', have been hardy in my zone 7a/b garden.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2006 at 1:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
azngrnthumbs

Hi Johnnieb,

Yeah, this plant doesn't have any Z. aethiopica blood in it and B&B say this plant is for USDA Zones 8-10.

I sort of cheated on these having started them up in the greenhouse at school until they brokw ground and then I moved them out into the garden (still in pots). I plan it to let frost hit 'em and I'll bring them into our unheated garage to winter over and then repeat the same process next year!

R

    Bookmark   July 7, 2006 at 10:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
susanlynne48(OKC7a)

They did a show on Oklahoma Gardening about a lady in Northeast Oklahoma (zone 6b) who grows calla lilies in the ground in her garden - not the aethiopica or anything with aethiopica in its background - all different colors. Now, she said she leaves them in the ground and mulches them well. If you have enough of one kind of bulb you might want to try it and see if it works. I wouldn't risk a single bulb.

I'm leaving all my callas out this year, like Flambe, Cameo, etc. because I bought them at HD at a very low price, so they are easily replaced, haven't invested a lot of money.

Riz - I bought two Alocasia luteas from B&B this spring. I was very impressed with the plants I got. Better than the ears I ordered last year from PD for a much higher price! I will definitely order from them again. I just got their fall catalog.

I should have recognized the tag, but I was so enthralled with the plant, I didn't even see it!

Susan

    Bookmark   July 8, 2006 at 8:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
JohnnieB(Washington, DC 7a/b)

I neglected to mention that Z. albomaculata has also been hardy for me. This species has white-spotted leaves and I suspect accounts for the spotted leaves, and possibly contributes to the hardiness, of some members of the "aethiopica" group. (Pure Z. aethiopica is supposed to have solid green leaves; both 'Whipped Cream' and 'White Giant' have spotted leaves.)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2006 at 11:00AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anyone growing Philodendron pedatum?
I just recently purchased a juvenile Philodendron pedatum. It...
summersunlight
ID Colombian Aroid Please
Can anyone ID this?
pittercol
Aglaonema
Anyone know the name of this Aglaonema hybrid? Only...
russ_fla
Need identification and care instructions
This plant came up out of nowhere in 2005 and comes...
tlynn10
Alocasia Colocasia
Can any one ID this for me its supposed to be alocasia...
Oztony1963
Sponsored Products
Chintaly Molly Motion Back Dining Side Chairs - Black - Set of 2 - CTY1179
$427.24 | Hayneedle
TRIBECCA HOME Hawthorne Faux Leather Bench
Overstock.com
Conrad Black Leather Sectional - Left Chaise
Zuri Furniture
Best Borough Art Print
$34.99 | Dot & Bo
ORE International Lamps 30 in. Antique Black Table Lamp 8028BK
$61.25 | Home Depot
Flower Market Pitcher - WHITE
$74.00 | Horchow
Ardmore 13 1/4" High Black Outdoor Wall Light
$89.90 | Lamps Plus
Thomas Lighting Outdoor Lanterns. Hawthorne Wall-Mount 1-Light Outdoor Black LED
Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™