Monday, June 29, 2009

Foolproof Flower Gardening ~ #14

The calla lily is so easily grown, it is considered a weed in much of the world. This native of southern Africa will naturalize in your yard and send offshoots from its underground rhizome root system, much like ginger or cannas. With a steady source of water, it will bloom throughout much of the year and can withstand bouts of cold. Once a plant is established, it can be lifted, separated and transplanted.

The calla is a sturdy plant whose flowers are long lasting and showy in bouquets. It will tolerate full sun or partial shade, depending on how far from the coast you are. Snails do love calla lilies, so you'll need to keep an eye out for them. The only other drawback to this garden staple is that all parts of the plant are poisonous.


High Desert Diva said...

Pretty though!

Tracy said...

LOVE callas...especially white ones. I don't have any in the garden just now though...must remedy--LOL! Happy Day :o)

Ann said...

yes, we have white calla lilies, and in many places they grow wild.