Captain Solo Calla Lily
Zantedeschia 'Captain Solo'
Captain Solo Calla Lily flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7b
Other Names: Lily of the Nile, Easter Lily, Arum Lily
Group/Class: Captain Series
Beautiful bright yellow flowers rise above compact, sword-like green foliage; a stunning addition to borders, containers and cut flower arrangements; adds an exotic touch all summer long
Captain Solo Calla Lily features bold yellow trumpet-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive large glossy sword-like leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive white spots throughout the season.
Captain Solo Calla Lily is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.
Captain Solo Calla Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Captain Solo Calla Lily will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 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.
Captain Solo 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.