pbs Digest, Vol 93, Issue 25

mhach@ix.netcom.com mhach@ix.netcom.com
Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:22:12 PDT

Although I am no expert on Zantedeschia the only forms that I am aware of for Z.aethiopica are white and a pale pink called 'Marshmallow'. There are also two Dutch introductions 'Pink Mist' and 'Red Desire' which I know of only from photos that are also varying shades of pink with a colored spadix. I suspect that they are similar and not very different than 'Marshmallow'. My plants of Z. odorata have a cream/white spathe - but i wouldn't call it yellow.
I have never seen a true yellow Z.aethiopica and all the yellows come from Z.elliottiana (recognizable by the black blotch in the throat) or hybrids created through years of breeding. Calla breeding has come quite a ways with flowers now available in the full spectrum - with some even having blue tones visible in the flowers.

New Jersey USA

>>Message: 3
>Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 19:24:28 -1000
>From: Jon Suzuki <jysuzuki@gmail.com>
>To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [pbs] Zantedeschia aethiopia
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>I wonder if anyone knows of a yellow form of Z. aethiopia (calla lily).
>I want a yellow and white form of the same species
>Thank you very much

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