plant ID needed south Louisiana

energy_rater_laDecember 21, 2013

any idea what this plant is?
no blooms in the year & a half I've had it.
it is planted in the shade & likes to be
kept moist.

dies back in winter returns in spring.

tia!

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alisonoz_gw

Arum lily - Zantedeschia aethiopica

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 4:39PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

I don't think it's that particular one but certainly same family.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 7:47PM
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vall3fam(9 CentralCA)

Perhaps Calla lily.

Elaine

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 10:40PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

The leaf veins are both far fewer in number and more prominent than in the calla lilies I'm familiar with.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 12:21AM
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energy_rater_la

aren't calla lillies from bulbs?
when I planted it...there were no bulbs
but a root system.
leaves are thinner than calla lillies
that I have in another flower bed.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 12:45AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Leaf shape is different also. Once the plants get big enough an inflorescence typical of the family - that is, with a spathe and spadix - is liable to appear. It probably won't be as conspicuous as that of the calla.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 1:03AM
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linaria_gw

Zantedeschia grow from rhizomes ( closer to tubers, not actual bulbs). I second: prominent veins don't fit, together with the leaf shape.

So probably another genus, other Zantedeschia species seem to have different foliage also.

Going dormant would fit with some swampy habitat and draught period.

Did you get it as a garden plant?

Bye, Lin

Here is a link that might be useful: Other Zantedeschia that look different as well

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 7:39AM
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beerhog(z7AR)

Alocasia cucullata

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 8:41AM
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