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…


Care of Pink Calla Lily

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Growing flowering summer bulbs like pink calla lilies brings bold color and showy blossoms into the home garden. Prized for their interesting appearance and height of approximately 30 inches, the calla lily flower, though not a true flower, exhibits a flared shape surrounding the yellow spadix, a thick protrusion.Though calla lilies bloom in a variety…


The History of the Calla Lily

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Native to southern Africa and the African island of Madagascar, the calla lily, a member of the Araceae plant family, is neither a calla nor a lily. In fact, this flower does not belong to the calla genus. Mistaken Identity In the mid-1700s, renowned Swedish botanist Carolus Linneaus misnamed calla lilies after grouping these flowers…


What Colors Does the Calla Lily Come In?

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The calla lily is often associated with Georgia O’Keefe, whose calla paintings are widely appreciated. The calla’s velvety funnel-like "blossom" is actually a colorful modified leaf. Native to South Africa, callas thrive in rich, moist or soggy soils but are also adapted to dry spells, when plants "rest" by going dormant. Calla lily colors range…


What Does a Calla Lily Need for Potting Soil?

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With generous blooms and deep green, glossy foliage, Calla lilies provide an easy, showy display. The flowers now come in bright colors as well as creamy white, shooting up through the leaves on tubular stems. They have a rolled appearance, similar to the inside of a rose. They bloom throughout the year and when they’re…


How to Promote Easter Lily Blooms

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Easter lilies are usually forced to bloom in spring to correspond with the Easter holiday season. Most varieties produce large, white blossoms, with multiple flowers blooming simultaneously on the same plant. Providing proper care once you get the lily home helps ensure it blooms for the longest period possible. Once it finishes its flowering cycle,…


How to Plant Asiatic Lily

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Asiatic lilies are low-maintenance flowers that grow easily for most gardeners. Although not a fragrant flower, these lilies produce flowers in wide variety of colors, including red, orange, pink and cream, pointing in various positions depending on the cultivar. They range from 18 inches to more than 4 feet in height in USDA hardiness zones…


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