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Calla Lily Bulb Black Forest

For big drama to your calla planting or bouquets, try this variety with shiny, deep purple flowers with dark red edging. Combine with yellow or white callas.
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Price: $13.95

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Details:

Height: 16-18" tall
Bulb Spacing: 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid summer until frost
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 10CALI1
Common Name Calla Lily
Botanical Name Zantedeschia
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Almost Black
Estimated Mature Height 16-18" tall
Bulb Size 14 cm
Bulb Spacing 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Days to Bloom 65 days
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Containers, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Calla Lily Bulb Anneke

    Calla Lily Bulb Anneke

  • Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

    Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

Description

Growing Callas: Ever since Katherine Hepburn whispered, "The Calla Lilies are in bloom again," in one of her old films (Stage Door, 1937), American gardeners have thought of them as special. They are always a romantic favorite, particularly exquisite in arrangements. Callas are native to South Africa, and today they're not only easy to grow, but available in a literal rainbow of colors.

The common white one is Zantedeschia aethiopica, and like all callas, it's hardy in the US only in Zone 8 and above. This means these are 'tender bulbs' in most of the country, and have to be lifted and stored in fall. Many people grow callas in patio pots, and the pots can be brought in before frost.

Most of the very colorful callas are a separate species, C. rehmannii, and these have more narrow leaves than the classic white type. If you haven't grown callas, you may be surprised that these bulbs create a sizable plant. Sometimes the clumps grow 36' high. Most all callas have pointed or heart-shaped foliage that's dark green spattered with white spots. The bulbs are irregular, sort of like ginger roots, and several can be planted in the same pot. They enjoy being root-bound. If you plant your bulbs in spring, you'll have flowers in about 65 days.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Calla Lily Bulb Anneke

    Calla Lily Bulb Anneke

  • Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

    Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By Darren the Greenthumb

        from Monroe, LA

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Containers
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Calla Lily Bulb Black Forest:

          I absolutely love these flowers. My first bulb didn't grow because he had "rot," but American Meadows sent me a new bulb and it has already produced 4 flowers in 2 months.

           
          5.0

          Unbelievable color

          By Rose Lady (given to me by neighbors)

          from Riverside CA

          About Me Avid Gardener

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          Pros

          • Large Bulb Size
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Calla Lily Bulb Black Forest:

            I was surprised on how long lasting the blooms are (next to the white) they are unbelievable.

             
            5.0

            Excellent [...]

            By Rose

            from Brier, WA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions

            Cons

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                Comments about American Meadows Calla Lily Bulb Black Forest:

                The instructions are very complete. I just received the bulbs this week, and will plant them today. Look forward to ordering more plants.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                long lasting as cut flowers

                By tvalley

                from Seymour, Wisconsin

                About Me Avid Gardener

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Healthy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors
                  • Patio

                  Comments about American Meadows Calla Lily Bulb Black Forest:

                  I planted these in 2009 and was very pleased with their growth and color.They are true to the color that you see advertised. You also get an added bonus: the color holds and the flowers last a long time in a vase. I planted them in a pot and then moved the pot to my basement for the winter. Very easy to store that way...

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                  Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                  • Calla Lily Bulb Anneke

                    Calla Lily Bulb Anneke

                  • Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

                    Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

                  • Garden Gloves

                    Garden Gloves

                  Shipping

                  Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                  As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                  Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                  Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                  • Calla Lily Bulb Anneke

                    Calla Lily Bulb Anneke

                  • Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

                    Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

                  • Garden Gloves

                    Garden Gloves

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