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Planting calla lilies

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Trish18-Mar-04 08:45 AM EST 8   
Susan26-Mar-05 01:25 PM EST 3a   
DebbieC12-Apr-05 01:57 PM EST 3   

Subject: Planting calla lilies
From: Trish
Zone: 8
Date: 18-Mar-04 08:45 AM EST

I took my Callas out of their storage and potted them up. They are now about 2 feet tall. When is it safe to plant them outside?

My dahlias, asiatic lilies and cannas are also coming along well. Same question for these.


Subject: RE: Planting calla lilies
From: Susan
Zone: 3a
Date: 26-Mar-05 01:25 PM EST

I have numerous calla lily bulbs that have multiplied over the years. There is always lots of green but not many flowers. How can I get more flowers and colour from the bulbs?

Subject: RE: Planting calla lilies
From: DebbieC
Zone: 3
Date: 12-Apr-05 01:57 PM EST

Susan, I think that calla lilies like to be kept relatively root bound in order to flower well or they will put most of their energy into making leaves. If you want to plant your callas in the ground you can try planting them pot and all, one bulb to a 6" pot or 3 in a 10" pot. I have tried this and it seems to work well. Callas are not heavy feeders but do like lots of moisture. You can also try dividing your bulbs if you haven't already. Good luck.

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