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Q.Calla Lily Identity Crisis

Anonymous added on May 26, 2014 | Answered

Last year I planted 2 separate calla lilies. I’m not sure the exact type, but they had dark green leaves with white spots. They never flowered, but I still kept them watered in hopes that they would bloom this year. Now my husband and I feel like we’ve gone crazy! The lilies that have come up are not the same as last year. I know it is the same spot, and we had nothing else planted in that flower bed except tulips. But they look like Asiatic lilies almost. There are no blooms, but it is a long stalk with many short dark green leaves growing straight out. Have we lost our minds? How could this happen? Seriously, there were no other plants even remotely close except the tulips. I have scoured the internet and can’t find anything. I know it’s not really important, but it’s kinda driving me nuts. If you have any ideas, I would so appreciate them!

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Answered on May 26, 2014

If you planted the calla lilies with a nursery pot, it is possible that some Asiatic lily seeds got mixed into the potting soil for the calla lilies. Nurseries are on some level plant factories, so sometimes, plant debris (including seeds), get mixed in with the soil and can sprout later.

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