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Neon Amour Calla Lily
Zantedeschia 'Neon Amour'
Neon Amour Calla Lily flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7b
Other Names: Lily of the Nile, Easter Lily, Arum Lily
Neon Amour Calla Lily features bold hot pink trumpet-shaped flowers with violet overtones and buttery yellow centers rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive large glossy narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.
Neon Amour Calla Lily is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.
This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Neon Amour Calla Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Neon Amour Calla Lily will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Neon Amour Calla Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
This is a tender plant that may require additional winter protection in our area; contact the store for more information.