Calla Lilys

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Re: Calla Lilys

Postby Lulu » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:33 am

I use a soil less mix (Pro Mix) and blend in some of the Miracle Grow soil and fertilize them a fair bit, with whatever I've got; seems to work great! Lots of blooms, and bulbs keep on getting bigger, and do produce some small bulbets as well, so that I have a huge amount of them to plant every spring! Only problem, is, when I'm putting them away in the fall, there's no way to tell what color they are, so I may end up with pink, purple, orange & white in the same pot! Who cares,,love them all!
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Re: Calla Lilys

Postby Andrea » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:50 am

Forgot about this post,that was May 4 and today June 14 these are still blooming! :)
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Re: Calla Lilys

Postby conniepr » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:47 pm

Awesome! I got three blooms off of my bunch (somewhere around 12-15 planted). Well, maybe with the new things to try I'll get better results next year. Thanks for the tips!
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Re: Calla Lilys

Postby BBQ » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:06 pm

I did indeed overwinter calla lilies in their pots in the basement with no water; starting to water again in March and they started to grow almost immediately. I did this for a few years. Then one year I didn't get any blooms at all. I decided to empty out the pot and I couldn't believe how many bulbs there now were. What started off at 7 or 9 bulbs in a pot had turned into at least 30+ bulbs per pot! I couldn't be bothered with the work any more, so a couple of years ago planted them directly into the garden, enjoyed the blooms that year and said goodbye to them at the end of the season!
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