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.
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.
Odessa Calla Lily
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mid summer until frost
Days To Bloom
65 days after planting
3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
Bulbs should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8-10.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
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.
No longer available this season.
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