Calla lilie. Callas are also known by such other common names viz arum lily trumpet lily pig lily or miniature calla lily. Some calla lilies eg. Although not considered true lilies the calla lily zantedeschia sp is an extraordinary flower. Calla lilies are one of the most beautiful flowers with a unique flower form.
This beautiful plant available in a multitude of colors grows from rhizomes and is ideal for use in beds and borders. Native to africa calla lilies are only hardy in the warmer us hardiness zones of 8 11 but may survive zone 7 with protection. Their smooth sword like foliage stays neat and attractive all season long. Wait until frost is done for the year then plant the rhizomes 3 to 4 inches deep and 12 to 18 inches apart.
You can also grow calla lilies in containers either outdoors or in a sunny window as houseplants. Calla lilies dont drop petals like many other plants when their flowers are done blooming. They also bloom primarily in summer. Zantedeschia aethiopica can be grown in water up to 12 in.
Calla lilies are a beautiful addition to any garden but you can also grow them indoors as potted plants. Deep 30 cm planting basket. Calla lilies are native to southern africa. Caring for white calla lilies is different than caring for the more colorful hybrid calla lilies.
Calla lilies have long been loved for their elegance and simple beauty. These beautiful flowers are an asset to any garden but if you would like to see calla lilies year after year in your garden you need to take a few extra steps for calla lily winter care. These spent blossoms on calla lily plants are done have no purpose and should be clipped off. Calla lilies are well suited for bog or marsh gardens for planting near ponds and streams as border plants or for containers.
Care differences between calla lily types. Calla lilies come in a wide array of colors viz shades of green pink purple yellow and orange. Once the calla flower begins to die it rolls up into a tube often turning green on the outside. People love these perennial plants because the waxy and trumpet shaped flowers come in a range of colors because the blooms last for weeks and because theyre easy to maintain.
They are also used as decorations for easter. Calla lilies grow best in rich organic moist soil with full sun to part shade. Calla lilies are easy to grow and add a classy look to perennial gardens cutting gardens and container plantings. Use aquatic compost and a 12 in.
White callas are semi aquatic and their rhizomes thirst for watering holes but their colorful cousins hail from higher ground and their tubers demand drainage.