Black Forest Calla Lily

'Black Forest' Calla Lily has a deep purple, nearly black flower that blooms in mid-summer.
Zones8 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to Grow
Good for Containers
Good for Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size16-18" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
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SizeBag of 1
SKUHC008635

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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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.
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SKU
HC008635
Common Name
Black Forest Calla Lily
Botanical Name
Zantedeschia Black Forest
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Zones
8, 9, 10
Flower Color
Almost Black
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall, Mid - Late Fall
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Height
18 inches
Mature Height
16-18" tall
Bulb Spacing
3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
14 cm
Planting Depth
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Ideal Region
Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Good for Containers, Good for Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information
Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8-10.
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To 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.
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