Zantedeschia aeth. 'Crowborough'
Large creamy white flowers on lush green foliage to 3ft tall. They're fine in damp shade, but will tolerate dry conditions. In the shade the leaves will be dark green, the sun tends to bleach them. In the winter the foliage will die down to re-appear around April. In all but the mildest gardens, mulch over the crown to help protect it. It's always odd to see these in mid-winter in central London. They remain completely evergreen. Rather galling to realise it's considerably warmer in London outside than in Pulborough in our not-so-cosy greenhouse.
Large over wintered crowns can be divided by lifting before there is too much top growth, and chopping the roots into smaller pieces with a spade.
Propagated by us by division.
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)
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General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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