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Planting A Calla Lily In A Pot: Care Of Container Grown Calla Lilies

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Calla lilies are hardy in zones of 8-11 - but may survive zone 7 with protection. They also bloom primarily in summer. Because of bloom time and plant hardiness, many gardeners find it easier to grow potted calla lily plants. Click this article to learn more.

Calla Lily Hardiness: Will Calla Lilies Come Back In Spring

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Calla lily is a top choice for gifts and if you find yourself having been gifted one, you may be wondering what to do with it next. Is keeping callas year round possible or is it a one-time beauty? Let us help you figure it out. Click this article to learn more.

Calla Lily Varieties – Information About Different Calla Lily Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Calla lily plants produce classically beautiful flowers, prized for their elegant, trumpet-like shape. The white calla lily is one of the most well-known and popular varieties, but if you're a fan, check out the many other colorful options. This article will help.

Feeding Calla Lilies : How To Fertilize Calla Lily Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Calla lilies are heavy water users and require plenty of the right kind of nutrients for maximum flowering and healthy growth. Some tips on how to fertilize calla lily will ensure beautiful flowers and erect, vigorous plants. This article will help with that.

Calla Lily Watering: How Much Water Do Calla Lilies Need

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

While calla lily is a relatively low-maintenance plant, it won?t tolerate excessively dry conditions or soggy, poorly drained soil. You can learn more about calla lily water requirements in this article. Click here for additional information.

Dividing Calla Lilies – How And When To Divide Callas

By Jackie Carroll

Calla lilies are handsome enough to grow for their foliage alone, but when the bold, single-petaled flowers unfurl, they are sure to attract attention. Learn how to divide these dramatic, tropical plants in this article.

Calla Lily Problems: Reasons Why My Calla Lily Is Drooping

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Common growing problems can cause the heavy calla lily flower to droop. Want to know how to fix calla lily flower droop? Information about drooping calla lilies can be found in this article.

Calla Lily Seed Info: How To Grow A Calla Lily From Seed

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Calla lilies make excellent houseplants and in addition to division, one may ask, ?Can I grow calla seed pods and, if so, where can I find info on how to grow a calla lily from seed?? Read here to find out.

Why Calla Lilies Don’t Bloom: Making Your Calla Lily Bloom

By Heather Rhoades

The typical calla lily bloom time may come and go without a sign of buds or flowers. It makes calla lily owners wonder a??why don't my calla lilies flower?a?? and a??how can I make calla lilies bloom?a?? This article can help.


Learn About Calla Lillies

Planting Calla Lily Bulbs

  • Plant bulbs outside after all danger of frost has passed and daytime temperatures remain above 70 degrees.
  • Select a location in full sun, or in areas with hot summers, in an area with afternoon shade. Calla lilies prefer a good rich moist organic soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Most plants respond well to soils amended with organic matter. Compost is a wonderful form of organic matter with a good balance of nutrients and an ideal pH level, it can be added to your planting area at any time. If compost is not available, top dress the soil after planting with 1-2 inches of organic mulch, which will begin to breakdown into compost. After the growing season, a soil test will indicate what soil amendments are needed for the following season.
  • Plant bulbs 1-2 inches deep, 12 inches apart. The side with the “eyes” should be up as these are the growing points.
  • Bulbs may be started inside 6-8 weeks before all danger of frost has passed.


7. Plant Calla Lilies Year After Year

Although Calla Lilies are technically an annual in areas where the ground freezes, you can easily dig up your rhizomes and store them over the winter to re-plant in spring.

White varities of calla lilies are stunning , and would be delightful with other white-bloomers in a moon garden.

How To Store Your Calla Lilies For Spring Planting:

  • Reduce watering after your Calla Lilies have finished blooming for the season and the leaves start to turn yellow.
  • Once the foliage dies back completely, cut it down to the ground.
  • Dig up your rhizomes, clean them off with water and let them air dry for at least 12 hours.
  • Store rhizomes in peat moss, paper bags or a crate – they just need to have some air ventilation – in a cool, dry area that stays at least 50 degrees.
  • Come spring, re-plant once there is no more chance of frost in your area and ground temperatures have warmed.

There’s a reason Calla Lilies are a must-have for gardeners all around the country. They serve a multitude of purposes – spectacular summer color, attract pollinators, make for gorgeous cut bouquets and more – without a lot of effort.

'White Florist' Calla Lily is the original Calla from South Africa, where it made its home in the wet soils of stream banks. Here, it's famous for its pristine, white blossoms that a.


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