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Calla Lily 'Cantor Black'

Zantedeschia 'Cantor Black'

Also known as

Arum Lily 'Cantor Black'

Photo by Donna-D (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Calla Lily 'Cantor Black' Overview

Zantedeschia 'Cantor Black' is a beautiful tender, clump-forming perennial cultivar which produces funnel-like deep purple, almost black flowers. These stunning flowers are surrounded by white-spotted, dark green arrow-shaped leaves. Arum Lily 'Cantor Black' also known as Calla lily 'Cantor Black' adds structural impact to summer bedding displays in full sun, provided the soil remains moist. It will happily grow in containers enabling them to be moved to frost-free positions over winter. In colder climbs, the foliage will die back over winter to re-appear in spring.

Common problems with Calla Lily 'Cantor Black'

Calla lilies are also suseptable to Bacterial Soft Rot.

How to harvest Calla Lily 'Cantor Black'

Generally not harvested, flowers can be cut for floral arrangements as required.

How to propagate Calla Lily 'Cantor Black'


Divide in spring - Check stored tubers and when they begin to show signs of new growth, divide them, making sure each section has a visible bud. Allow the cut areas to dry and callus over for a few days before planting up. In milder areas, lilies can be divided in autumn after the foliage has faded and is easily pulled from the ground. As per stored tubers, ensure each section has at least one growing eye and calluses over before replanting.


Sow seed in spring, one seed per 8 cm pot and keep at 21 C (70 F). Plants should take two or three years to flower.


Plant out tubers after the last frost. Space them roughly ten cm deep and 30 cm apart, water the area well.

Special features of Calla Lily 'Cantor Black'

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Calla Lily 'Cantor Black'

Can be grown as a pot plant indoors or frost-free garden locations. It suits being included in subtropical garden designs.