Calla Lily Plants

drooping calla lilies

Zone 8 0r 9 | slimjax48 added on July 26, 2013 | Answered

I have 2 calla lilies planted in my front flowerbed. Morning sun. . partial shade in the afternoon. Full shade later in the day. They are big plants and seem to like the area, except the blooms droop. Can you tell me why?

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Answered on July 29, 2013

My experience has been that when calla blooms droop, it is usually 1. age and/or 2. not enough sun. As long as the drooping doesn't bother you too much, it won't hurt the plant. If you haven't divided the tubers in the past 4-5 years, it might be a good idea to do so after frost nips the foliage. Plant some in full sun and see what happens. The article at this link explains dividing and storing callas:

This article states that callas are not hardy north of zone 7. We are in zone 6, and have never had a problem overwintering callas with nothing extra to protect them.

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