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Zantedeschia pentlandii

Yellow Arum

Yellow arum grows in full sun.

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: summer

Flowering Colour: yellow

Specifications: attracts butterflies | container plants | deciduous | fast growing | flowers for the vase | sun | townhouse gardens | wetlands

Description

This arum grows in the Mapoch area in Mpumalanga. It is medium height, about 0 .6 m tall and produces cup shaped yellow flowers in November and December. They have a purple throat, like Zantedescia albomaaculata. It is one of the 4 species of Arums that grow in the rocky grasslands around Lydenberg, Mpumalanga. The rocks help to prevent the porcupines from eating the tubers. They are threatened as they have been exploited for the horticultural trade. The flowers are suitable for the vase. Named for Giovanni Zantedeschia (1773-1846) an Italian physician, pharmacist and botanist. He was particularly interested in the flora of Northern Italy where he discovered and described many new species.