Callalilies: Hardiness

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

I have read that callas are only hardy to zone 10. I am constantly "pushing the envelope" when it comes to zones.

This calla was planted last spring from a corm. The picture is what it eventually will look like, as it only had one flower on it this season which lasted about three weeks.

I sure hope it will continue, as I do not "dig them up".
Do they need any special fertilzer?

They are just coming up again. Maybe this time I can take a picture of them in my garden. It will probably be a least two or three weeks away from bloom time.

This message was edited Saturday, Jul 5th 9:36 PM

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Bodrum, Turkey(Zone 10a)

Mine come back every year....and I live in "supposedly zone 8" I dont know how they figure an 8, we get snow, and down to freezing temps.
I have a couple of red ones, arent they just to die for?

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

I have some in the ground I've had for 4 or 5 years.

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

This one is called 'Black forest'. It is in my 'Dark Side Garden'.

It snows here too.

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

OMG, that's beauty-ful!! They are hardy here in zone 7 too. CC, is this the same one you gave me?

Cicero, NY(Zone 5a)

Yup ,thats the one!I love it,is yours doin OK?

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

CC, it's doing great!! Doesn't even look like it's been moved a thousand miles.

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

Now the second one is just popping up. I planted it from a corm this spring.

I waited two years for the other one to flower.

The black EE has also just "sprung up". It is SO tiny. Just two inches high. I hope it will grow here.

Does anyone leave theirs in the ground, too? Zone 7 or 8?

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

Whoops! I forgot to ask about fertilizing these.

Colocasia and callas...

I just enriched the soil and water a lot.

Coal Center, PA(Zone 6a)

I brought my black calla in, but my large yellow calla has been inground two years now along the house foundation.
I am zone 6.

Toadsuck, TX(Zone 7a)

Tupid Red corms I bought haven't done a thing!! But, I'll try again next spring!! Glutton for punishment that I am!


Jonesboro, GA(Zone 7b)

I am in zone 7b - and leave them ij the ground, have for the past 2 years. That's a beauty!

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Here are 2 calla lilys from bulbs left in the ground, zone 6b. (They didn't flower last year, so I just left them in the ground.)

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