Begonias, known to us as the stars of the shade garden, delight with large, spectacularly colored blooms that last through the summer season. These beauties thrive in containers or in the garden, preferring shade and rich soil. Begonias are not the easiest tubers to plant – they take longer to bl… Read More →
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 rainbow of colors.
The common white Calla 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 growing up to 36” high. Most all callas have pointed or heart-shaped foliage that is dark green, spattered with white spots. The bulbs are irregular, sort of like ginger roots, and several can be planted in the same pot. Blooms begin about 65 days from planting.
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Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
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