How to Arrange Flowers Using Calla Lilies & Green Hydrangeas

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Green hydrangea flowers result from harvesting before the full development of blossoms — just before the green becomes white, pink or blue. The massive flower heads and strong stems make hydrangeas easy to make into an impressive bouquet by themselves. Adding the slender stems of calla lilies of any color brings sculptural and textural interest…


How to Cut Calla Lilies

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Calla lilies are large, summer-blooming flowers commonly used in wedding ceremonies. Calla lilies, which are native to Africa, also make charming centerpiece arrangements. The waxy flowers are shaped like a funnel and are available in a wide range of colors, such as white, yellow, pink and red. When designing calla lily arrangements and bouquets, make…


Can Calla Lilies Be Planted Outside?

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Calla lilies, which are not cold-hardy, are grown as potted plants in many northern locations. The flowers can be planted outside if the right conditions and care are present. It’s common to purchase calla lily plants which are already potted and started, then transfer them outdoors to a garden environment. Alternatively, gardeners may start callas…


When to Dig Up Calla Lily Bulbs

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Tropical-looking calla lilies (Zantedeschia spp.) are native to Africa. Their waxy, trumpet-like flowers, which are technically modified leaves, emerge in shades of white, red, yellow and pink. Callas grow to heights of 30 inches or more. Description The calla lily is technically not a lily. True lilies have bulbs with basal plates from which roots…


Calla Lilies With Yellow Leaves

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With their whimsical shape and delicate scent, calla lilies are a beautiful addition to any home or garden. Although the beautiful flowers are relatively easy to care for, stress on the plant can result in a calla lily with yellow leaves. Watering Watering the calla lily too much or too little can cause the leaves…


Bugs & Calla Lilies

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The calla lily (Zantedeschia sp.) is an attractive flower native to tropical Southeast Africa. Commonly used in floral arrangements, calla lilies can easily be grown in home gardens up to USDA hardiness zone 8. Calla lilies are hardy flowers but are sometimes visited by insects that can cause direct and indirect damage to the flowers.…


When Are Calla Lilies in Season?

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Calla lilies produce pink, red, purple, white and yellow flowers. They thrive in United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones 9 to 11, but grow in containers in areas as cold as Zone 2. They bloom as the weather becomes warmer after winter. Flowering Season Calla lilies will bloom from late spring to early…


How to Grow Calla Lilies Inside

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While they aren’t true lilies, calla lily plants produce single-petal, lily-like flowers on tall stalks. They come in colors ranging from pure white to pink and lavender depending on the variety. A tropical plant native to Africa, calla cannot tolerate frost. Growing them as a potted houseplant protects them from outside temperature fluctuations and allows…


The Best Places to Plant Calla Lilies

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Calla lilies grow from a tender rhizome, which is a swollen root section that provides nutrients and energy to the plants. The rhizomes require replanting each spring since they cannot tolerate winter freezing. Choosing the optimum planting location helps ensure your callas produce their elegant, lily-like flowers. Sunny Beds Callas grow well in full-sun beds…


Are Calla Lilies Toxic?

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Calla lilies are elegant, pretty flowers that are often found in wedding bouquets, artwork, flower arrangements or in magazine shoots. They come in a variety of colors, ranging from pure white to almost black, with nearly every color in between, including red, pink and yellow. As common as they are, as with any plant, calla…


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