Arum Lily

 
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The Arum Lilies in my garden are just beginning to bloom. They are a special plant to me because they came from a plant that my parents grew in their garden for many years.

This is an old fashioned, but very rewarding garden plant. Zantedeschia is named after Professor Zantedeschi, probably Giovanni Zantedeschi, 1773-1846, an Italian physician and botanist, although there is some uncertainty about this. Although called the arum lily, it is neither an arum ( the genus Arum) nor a lily ( genus Lilium). But it is associated with the lily as a symbol of purity and these elegant flowers have graced many bridal bouquets.
It is an excellent cut flower and lasts a long time in water.
Thanks for viewing. :)

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Jas - Apr 28, 2009 01:03 PM EDT
Glad you enjoyed this one Tania. It's very special to me, coming from my Parents garden and I'm so pleased that it seems to be thriving in my garden. :)
TMR8 - Apr 26, 2009 05:34 AM EDT
Jas you have put a new edge on an old plant. I think anyone would be proud to have this on their wall, I know I would. Fantastic capture
Jas - May 26, 2008 08:35 AM EDT
Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments on my Arum Lily, I really appreciate you all taking time to look. Thanks for the extra info' on the lily, Chriss. No, I didn't know that it was also known as Cuckoo Pint. Thanks, Paul, for leaving your comments; My lilies are out all winter but they are fairly sheltered. Alandra, thanks for your comments also. They're not difficult to grow...if I can do it, anyone can! :)
alandrapal - May 26, 2008 06:38 AM EDT
gorgeous image of a gorgeous plant and blooms, Jas. Interesting info also. Have never grown these, think I had the idea that they would be difficult to grow. You've prompted me to buy one, - I love to try different plants in our garden, and bought several new perennials this spring. Can't wait to see the flowers, altho guess they'll be better next summer, once more established. Don't you just love flowers and plants!
PaulGray - May 18, 2008 04:50 AM EDT
Jas, Thank you for your comment on my Arum Lily photograp and your explanation above. These were my mother's, like the camelias. She died two and a half years ago and I have been looking after them since. Both have bloomed well this year. I did not know one could leave the Arums out during the winter. Perhaps here in Hertfordshire it might not be so wise. You are right, the blooms are so pure.
whittler113 - May 17, 2008 05:08 PM EDT
A very pretty lily,great shot.
shutterbug - May 17, 2008 01:59 PM EDT
Lovely photo of this beautiful flower. Carol
chriss35 - May 17, 2008 01:21 PM EDT
Once again such a beautiful image and I just love the description, I can see that some of my teaching has paid off. Did you know that this plant is also known as "Cuckoo Pint' Chriss:)

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