The golden arum is a beautiful Zantedeschia with a bright yellow flowering spathe and a purple/ black inner base. The spadix is also bright yellow and if the tiny little flowers on the spadix pollinate they are often followed by bright red berries. The Arrow shaped leaves appear from the plants crown reaching up to 20cm in height and are spotted white.
The plants origins are vague and it is not yet known if this is actually a South African native species or a garden cultivar. Either way it is a vibrant looking plant for the exotic garden. Is this Zantedeschia hardy? If you had asked me this 10 to 15 years ago I would have said no but given extremely well drained soil and a thick winter mulch we have had plants recover from the past 3 winters outdoors in Southern England. Plant deeply, around 10cm below the surface level in a humus rich, but gritty soil, with a full sun position. Apply a thick mulch after they have been knocked back by the first heavy frost and water well once new growth is fully underway in summer.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.