O'Keefe-Inspired Calla Lily Mix
DetailsEasy-care and colorful, our O’Keefe-Inspired Calla Lily Mix will light up your garden in elegant color. White Florist Calla Lily (Calla Albomaculata) in classic pure white was likely inspiration for O’Keefe’s famous paintings of Calla Lilies. Calla Lily ‘Best Gold’ shines like the sun with a warm yellow glow. Calla Lily ‘Flame’ opens as yellow flowers with a red edge, but deepens to a burnished red. A watercolor painting always comes to mind with the beautiful white flowers, washed with soft purple of Calla Lily ‘Picasso.’ Lastly in our group of five, Calla Lily ‘Mango’ washes a warm glow over the summer garden. All Calla Lilies make excellent cut flowers. Each bulb should yield at least 10 flowers.
|Common Name||O'Keefe-Inspired Calla Lily Mix|
|Botanical Name||Zantedeschia Collection|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||Calla Lily Albomaculata: 12-14" tall
Calla Lily Best Gold: 14-18" tall
Calla Lily Flame: 14-18" tall
Calla Lily Picasso: 16-20" tall
Calla Lily Mango: 16-18" tall
|Bulb Spacing||3 bulbs per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Bulbs should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.|
|Bloom Time||Mid summer until frost|
|Days to Bloom||65 days after planting|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|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.|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)
Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)
Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).
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.
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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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