This is the first time we have purchased a home with an established garden. It has been interesting to see what a previous gardener or several gardeners have done to the property before it became ours.
Calla lilies are grown from rhizomes. Once planted, the rhizomes will multiply producing the trumpet-shaped flower that gardeners love. The calla lily is not really a lily or a calla. It is part of the zantedeschia genus and is native to Southern Africa. It is a hardy flower that grows easily in most soils as long as the climate is humid, such as near Puget Sound.
Now that it is blooming, the plant is as tall as the fence.