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White Florist Calla Lily

This tall one from South Africa is the famous original calla, taller than the others at up to 3'. Plant it in a big pot on your patio, give it plenty of water and stand back!

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Height: 24-36" 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 9CALI1
Common Name Florist Calla Lily
Botanical Name Zantedeschia aethiopica
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Estimated Mature Height 24-36" tall
Bulb Size 16/18 cm
Bulb Spacing 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 4" deep
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
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Description
Common as a wildflower in South Africa, the original calla grows even along roadsides in wet spots. If you have a moist place in your garden or yard, that's perfect for this large plant. If not, put it in a big pot on the patio so you can give it plenty of water. It'll give you magnificent blooms.

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.

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Calla Lily

By Pat

from Spring, TX

About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Comments about American Meadows White Florist Calla Lily:

        You delayed shipping the calla lily bulbs to me so when they arrived in summer, only 1 bulb grew and it is only about 12 inches tall

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice looking foliage

        By Bayouben

        from South Louisiana

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        Comments about American Meadows White Florist Calla Lily:

        Plant is not established enough yet to bloom yet.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Finally came out of the ground

        By Poupic

        from Havertown, PA

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              Comments about American Meadows White Florist Calla Lily:

              The first never came out. The replacement took forever to sprout. The plant looks very healthy, beautiful leaves. So it has not flower yet. A neighbor has the same and leaves it in the ground in winter! Last winter was terrible yet it bloomed, a wonder of nature. I know that next year it will be fantastic if it doesn't have the time to flower this year.

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Better production as years go by

              By Twinkel Toes

              from Somewhere, USA

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Healthy
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • There are no cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows White Florist Calla Lily:

              They are beautiful. I grew up with Giant White Calla Lilies and it took me a long time to find them again. They remind me of my Grandmother and fresh baked bread.

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              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:
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              • Garden Gloves

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              • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

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