Odessa Calla Lily

Odessa Calla Lily (Zantedeschia rehmannii violacea) is dark as a summer night, the deep purple of its bloom is nearly black. Singular and striking in a solo location, imagine it with bright red or white Oriental Lilies. Breathtaking! Nice in containers too. Each bulb will produce about 10 flowers.
Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Containers
Good for Cut Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 20" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
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SKUHC008693

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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Odessa Calla Lily (Zantedeschia rehmannii violacea) blooms from June until frost with elegant blooms in deep purple, almost black. Sculptural and excellent as cut flowers, Odessa Calla Lily’s leaves are speckled with white. Planted in compost-enriched well-drained soil, they need regular watering until they have finished flowering. Once flowering is done, cease watering while the plant dies back. Perennial in zones 8-11, plant as annuals in colder zones or lift the bulbs, dry and store in a cool dark place where they are protected from freezing, and replant in spring when the danger of frost is past. 20-24" tall.
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SKU
HC008693
Common Name
Odessa Calla Lily
Botanical Name
Zantedeschia Odessa
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Flower Color
Almost Black
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall, Mid - Late Fall
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Height
18 inches
Mature Height
20" tall
Bulb Spacing
3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
16-18 cm
Planting Depth
Bulbs should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Containers, Good for Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds
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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