Calla Lily Bulb Black Magic

Yellow Calla Lily Bulb Black Magic, Zantedeschia, Calla Lily

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The luscious butter-yellow blooms on this variety have stunning black throats. Plant this one in containers where you can enjoy these flowers up close.

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 26-30" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Single Bulb - Bulb Size: 14/+ cm
SKU 5CALI1

Plant Information

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.

SKU 5CALI1
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 Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 26-30" 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
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Extended Blooms
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Yes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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1.0

Never bloomed. Where's the magic?

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from Haywood County, NC

About Me Getting Started, Plant photographer

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Pros

    Cons

    • Never bloomed in two year

    Best Uses

    • Admire the beauty
    • Photo opportunities

    Comments about American Meadows Calla Lily Bulb Black Magic:

    I love seeing color outside. All colors all over the place--to enjoy and also capture in photos. If a blooming plant doesn't bloom, it's not much good for me.

     
    5.0

    Calla Lily Black Magic - Single Bulb

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    from Florida

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time

    Cons

    • Requires Gardening Experience

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Cut Flowers

    Comments about American Meadows Calla Lily Bulb Black Magic:

    I am exceedingly pleased with the Calla Lily production and bloom quality. The coloration is wonderful.

     
    4.0

    Nice

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    from New Haven, IN

    About Me Avid Gardener

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    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance

    Cons

    • One out of two died

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Calla Lily Bulb Black Magic:

    Both bulbs produced foliage, but one shriveled up after only a week. The one that lived is gorgeous and has been flowering all summer.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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