Arum Lilies

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  1. Calla or Arum Lilies
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  4. Colored Arum Lily
  5. where to find the Dracunculus arum lily?
  6. Unknown plant
  7. Identify this plant
Asked by Willie on August 2, 2011
Calla or Arum Lilies

Is there a freeze hardy Arum lily that would grow in central Massachsetts (Zone 7)?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are a few. Arum sintenisii, Arum cyrenaicum, Arum dioscoridis all have variations that will grow in the ground in your area.

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Asked by PriceyP on March 5, 2013
Arum Lily

I have a purple Arum growing in the front garden and up until this year it has flowered every year giving me a beautiful purple bloom every year. This year it flowered and was yellow, then turned to seed. How do I go about saving this seed, as the head is now very heavy and the seeds are still green?

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AnnsGreeneHaus

Callas can indeed be grown from seed. Once seed development begins, the flower fades. You will notice the “bumps” on the calyx enlarging; the weight will begin to pull the stem to the ground. This is normal. In time the seed capsules will begin to turn yellow and become mushy to the touch. It appears it's beginning to "rot" but this is all part of the process. At this point, the seed are mature, and each capsule contains at least one or two seeds, each resembling a miniature tuber, about 2 mm in size. Harvesting the seed is a bit messy; just gently squish out the individual seeds. Plant the seed 1/4" deep, space them about 1/2" apart. Cover lightly, and keep them warm, well lit & moist. Germination is erratic, and could take several weeks. Transplant after they've grown two or three leaves. Under optimum growing conditions, you might get a bloom in the second year; otherwise, expect something in the third year.

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Asked by Anonymous on February 16, 2014
Arum Lilies

My white Arum lilies had beautiful blooms, but for the past 2 years they are not flowering and the leaves have large brown/yellow holes in them. Could you please advise?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Arum lilies can sometimes be tricky to get to rebloom.  This article will help you (Calla is another name for Arum): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/make-calla-lily-bloom.htm

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Asked by gouldian on November 21, 2016
Colored Arum Lily

Why is it that the flowers change color? I have a number of colors and I have noticed a nice yellow changes into pink, and sometimes orange. Also, the Picaso color changes from the two-tone to cream or light purple and sometimes almost green. A chocolate color has changed to red. Has anybody else experienced the same or have an explanation for what is happening?

Regards,
DEON ERASMUS
PORT ELIZABETH.

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Here is an explanation for why the colored flowers change to green or a streaked green color. Calla lilies are a type of arum lily.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/green-calla-lily-blooms.htm

There are also varieties that change color as they mature; This is a varietal trait.

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Asked by Joan Wisely on December 17, 2016
Where to Find the Dracunculus Arum Lily?

My father brought one of these plants home in the late 1940s. Of course, Mother made him plant it way off in the backyard. I would like to get one for my son as a gift. I live in Oceanside, CA. San Diego County.

Thank you, Joan.

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This plant seems to be rare and difficult to track down. Your best bet might be to contact gardening societies and clubs in your area and ask whether anyone has this plant. Or, search on the internet for a bulb from a reputable dealer. They are supposed to be difficult to grow from seed.

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Asked by mellers318 on March 26, 2017
Unknown Plant

I cannot identify this plant which has popped up at random corners of my garden, I didn’t plant it and am treating it with a large cup of suspicion! Anybody help?

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Gail Middleton on June 26, 2017
Identify This Plant

This is growing in garden, this year I have had two blossoms…last year only one.
If you have a name for it I can do more research so I can grow more.
It is blooming now….June 25th. Photo attached.
The blossom is about 20 inches long (not including a stem) Total about 3 feet from the ground

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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