Jon Suzuki
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 11:45:27 PDT
Dear Marieke,

Thank you for your help.  I am looking for yellow and white of Z. aethiopica
or would be interested in any species with white and yellow forms. Or yellow
and white hybrids with similar parentage or derived from siblings.  Do you
or anyone know of such examples?

Thank you very much for your input.



On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 4:44 AM, Marieke Mendes <>wrote:

> Dear Jon,
> As far as I know, Z. aethiopica is only white, with some cultivars with
> green in the spathe, and others with a pink tint in the spathe and
> sometimes
> spadix.
> There are however a few cultivars and species of tuberous decidious
> Zantedeschia, most commonly Z. pentlandii that is yellow.  The leaves of
> these mostly has no spots / maculation, although there are some cultivars
> that have quite beautiful maculation as well.  Common yellow hybrids are
> "Pot of Gold", "Florex Gold" and "Goldilocks".
> Off course you also get white (mostly off white) tuberous hybrids as well,
> derived from Z. albomaculata and there is also a scarcer decidious specie
> Z.
> vallida that is also white / off white and although I have some tiny tubers
> of these, I have never seen them in flower myself (only photographs).
> We grow both rhizomatous Z. aethiopica and summer growing tuberous
> Zantedescia hybrids in South Africa, but I am sure you will be able to get
> some locally where you are, otherwise you can contact me again.  The
> decidious tubers are available in spring as they are summer growing and
> winter dormant.  Z. aethiopica is evergreen (if winters are not too severe)
> and flowers here mostly during autumn and spring as summer gets too hot in
> places.
> Regards,
> Marieke Mendes
> In very sunny, very hot South Africa where we are all holding our breath
> for
> our overdue seasonal rainfall to set in and where our early zantedeschias
> are in full bloom (under irrigation off course) and we are struggling to
> plant the rest in time before they grow out too far...
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