Calla Lily Black Forest

Calla Lily

  • Almost Black Calla Lily Black Forest, Zantedeschia, Calla Lily

'Black Forest' Calla Lily has a deep purple, nearly black flower that blooms in mid-summer.

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Zones 8 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Single Bulb - Bulb Size: 14 cm
SKU HSB3T01

Details

16-18" tall. Deep purple, nearly black flowers grace 'Black Forest' beginning in mid-summer from a late spring planting. Plant in sun or part sun into a compost enriched, moisture retentive soil with regular irrigation for best results. Cold hardy in zones 8-10. In colder zones lift the bulbs in fall and store in a cool place over the winter. Hybridized from species native to South Africa.
SKU HSB3T01
Common Name Calla Lily
Botanical Name Zantedeschia
Zones 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Almost Black
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
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8-10.
Poisonous Yes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.

Growing Calla Lilies:

These tender bulbs can be planted in pots or in the ground. Calla Lily bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. Calla Lily bulbs quickly create a sizable plant, often growing to 36' high.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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Beautiful blooms

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

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    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Calla Lily Black Forest:

    Used in a container on the front porch. Beautiful, long lasting blooms. One bulb rotted in the soil, but, that might have been related to growing conditions as we had a wet, cool spring/summer thins year.

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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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