1. Cutting Calla Lily

Asked by numnnum - July 4, 2011

Once my potted Calla Lilies start to die, how should I cut them back to ensure I don’t damage them? Should I put them in a dark place now?

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2. Calla Lily Plants, Picasso Variety

Asked by blumab - July 6, 2011

I live in western PA and I purchased two gorgeous Calla Lily plants called Picasso. The interior color of the flower is violet. I planted them outside where they get morning sun. I am getting lots of flowers but they are remaining greenish. They aren’t getting bright white flowers as they had when I bought them. Why are the flowers green? Are they not geting enough sunlight?

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3. Calla Lilies

Asked by Anonymous - July 7, 2011

I have six calla lily plants in my flower garden that I planted two or more years ago. Only one has bloomed this year, producing one flower and the leaves are very long and tall. The others are small and not producing. If they need more sunlight, can they be transplanted now in the summer, or do I have to wait until the fall? The one that has bloomed produced one flower, the stem is tall, and it has very large leaves. Do you think it has too much nitrogen?

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4. What Do You Do With Calla Lilies After Bloom?

Asked by mbg - July 7, 2011

My garden has many calla lilies, and I would like to know what to do after they bloom (e. g. , most bulbs’ greenery should not be cut back until brown). Should callas be cut back to ground–and when, etc. Many thanks. mbg

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5. Trouble Growing Calla Lily

Asked by Anonymous - July 10, 2011

I am having trouble growing a calla lily. I planted it in my garden about 6 months ago. It has not grown new leaves and the old ones have turned yellow and died off. It does get some sun, but not a lot. I water it twice a week. Any advice?

6. Growing Calla Lily

Asked by Anonymous - July 10, 2011

My lily plants are in the ground (sandy soil). They are very lush and are good specimens, except for the color of the flowers. The color should be purple, but only the inside of the flower is purple. The outside is as green as the stem and doesn’t unfold fully. There aren’t many blooms either. What is the problem? Do moles eat their rhizomes or roots? Please help!

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7. Blooms Turned Black

Asked by Anonymous - July 11, 2011

I bought a beautiful calla lily and have taken care of it regularly. However, the blooms that were a rich fushia color have turned black. The blooms are turning down and no new ones are coming out. What is the problem?

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  • After some calla lilies bloom, they will immediately begin to go dormant for a couple of months. The rhizome goes dormant for about 90 days to restore itself and then the plant emerges once again to bloom and grow.

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