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If calla lilies are planted outdoors, should you leave them in the ground during the winter or bring them inside? I live in Memphis and have frost during the winter.
Depending on your zone your calla lilies can either be left in the ground over the winter or will need to be dug up, dried out, and kept indoors. This is a guide about overwintering calla lilies.
The pods that develop as your calla lily blooms fade are in fact seed pods. Callas multiply by reseeding and new bulb development. This is a guide about growing calla lilies from pods.
If planted in a suitable place in your garden your calla lilies will produce more bulbs. They can become overwhelming if not controlled or thinned out. This is a guide about, "Do calla lilies spread?".
Depending on your planting zone you can grow calla lilies outside in the ground or in pots, which help prevent spread. This is a guide about planting a calla lily outside.
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I have tried to find out the name of this particular calla lily. I have seen some that are close but, not like it. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me. Thank you.
I got it several years ago from Home Depo in a bag that was marked as a mixture of Cally lilies. Was the only one like it. Company was Bulbs dig drop done
This looks like a hybrid Green Goddess with some other variety. It was possibly a one-of-a-kind kind
onestly, it doesn't look like a calla lily. I've never heard of a calla lily with a flower growing inside of it in that way. I also did a lot of googling and came up blank. But it may be some bizarre new hybrid that arose spontaneously or was designed that way.
A "double" calla lily is a mutation. It's basically a twin lily. The variety is probably White Spotted leaf Calla Lily (Zantedeschia albomaculata). You just have a very unusual one.
I ordered calla seeds. I received small bulbs some with shoots. The size is about 1/5" to 1/3". I planted them in a plastic tray each individually and covered with a dome to create a medium for growth. I don't know if I did the right thing. I also put them in a cool dark place. I got them in small plastic bags without instructions. Please help. I am starting a garden and probably need professional help. I live in zone 8.
Get the corms (I think) out of the cool dark place and into a pot filled with good soil. Place the pot outside.
Where I am going to try to plant my calla lily is facing west and gets afternoon sun, but gets morning shade. Is that alright for them?
Hardiness Zone: 9a
By Nancy from Citrus Heights, CA
That should be fine. Callas are the only lilies that will grow in shade.
Yes, thats perfect
We recently got a calla lily and it has small droplets on the end of it's leaves. What are they?
By Stan D.
In your Calla Lily water is absorbed through the roots and travels up through the plant. Most of the water taken up like this is 'lost' to evaporation. What water is left behind for the plant to use is for tissue growth, etc. The evaporation action works like a pumping station which pulls water (and fertilizer and anything else dissolved in the water) up through the plant. This is how plant tissues function. When a plant grows in very wet conditions, or is watered generously, it absorbs moisture and builds up pressure inside the cell walls. Holes in the leaves are forced open and water may drip giving the appearance that the lily is 'crying'.
I just purchased a calla lily in a 2 quart pot. I put it into a 12 inch pot, but I can not get the lily to stand up after being planted. Some of the lily broke off. I did put water on the roots before planting. Also I put water in the pot after I planted it.
By Paulette H
We have a lot of calla lilies, but few actually flower. What's up with that!
My calla lily blooms are not standing up straight. They are almost looking wilted. Is this a sign of not enough water or too much water? I have never had one before and am a little stumped. Please help.
Hardiness Zone: 7b
By cathy29627 from Anderson, SC
When I needed information about the Calla Lily, this is the site I used. Lots of useful info.
Hope this helps. Karyn
Why do the flowers droop over? Do they need to be cut?
I live in the Deep South and have had Calla lilies for many years that I don't have to dig up in the winter. However, this winter we had several days in a row of freezing weather. I cut back all the damage to the head of the bulb. My questions is: Will the bulbs make new leaves (I already had a lot of green growth) or should I start all over?
Hardiness Zone: 9a
By Debbie from Destrehan, LA