Calla Lily Plants

Calla Lily Blooming

Anonymous added on May 2, 2014 | Answered

If a calla lily bulb is planted outside in May, when will they bloom? My wedding is in Oct. and I would like to use calla lilies for my bouquet. I just found a source for the bulbs today. If I plant them now, will they bloom by Oct. 18? Should I start them in a pot inside now and then transplant them outside? What is best?

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Answered on November 30, -0001

Blooming times vary depending on location, temps, soil, etc. Generally, following their spring planting, they should begin blooming in summer. Most will bloom anywhere from 3-6 weeks with adequate care, though by October yours may be nearly finished for the season (not at their peak). For additional information, these articles should help:,

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