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Monday, June 25, 2012

Calla in My Garden


This plant appeared in my garden by itself. It grows on poor soil without any help from me. It is almost as tall as me, and its stems are very thick so it looks like a shrub. Trumpet-shaped flowers are noticable from afar and last long.
They say Calla lily (Bog Arum, Marsh Calla) in the U.S.A. grows best outdoors in zones from 7 to 10, and our zone is 7b. They like sandy, lightly acidic moist soil. Our soil is sand & rocks and it's acidic. It's not moist although, and there are no sprinklers in its part of the garden. Maybe, because of that, its rhizoms don't spread as typically happens near ponds and other moist areas. My plant just gets bigger every year and serves like a good focal point in my terrace bed.







Other plants in this picture are: grape, black currant, peony, euphorbia, daylily, weigela, forget-me-not, garlic, lilac, berberis, rose, eupatorium, etc.

***Copyright 2012 TatyanaS

25 comments:

  1. Jest faktycznie olbrzymia i piękna. Ślicznie wygląda wśród innych kwiatów. Pozdrawiam.
    It is really huge and beautiful. Looks pretty among other flowers. Yours.

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    1. Giga, thank you! It was not one of my beautiful plants, until now. It's impossible not to love such a luxurious plant.

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    2. Tatyana, your callas are gorgeous! How wonderful to have one that comes up every year. That's not possible in West Michigan. One of your pics looks almost like a candle with a flame. Wonderful stuff.

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  2. Tatyana I'm amazed at how well the calla is doing with little help. Looks beautiful!

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    1. Rob, thank you! Isn't it ironic? Sometimes, we babysit plants but they don't do well.

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  3. Ahhhh, I sighed with delight as I opened this post. I love Calla Lilies! I've tried growing them before, and there are hardy varieties that grow in Wisconsin. But I had no luck, personally, when I tried to grow them. They are excellent cut flowers! It looks like yours grows in dappled sunlight? How delightful! Any tips?

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    1. Beth, thank you! This plant has full sun. Two other plants grow in more shady places. They are smaller and have very few blooms. Soil is on the dry side, but we had rainy spring. No fertilizer at all. No other plants which could crowd it. I wish you luck!

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  4. Tatyana, your Calla is stunning! I tried to grow it in a pot but here isn't warm enough for Calla.

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    1. Nadezda, thank you! I would think it should do well in a pot. Maybe, there is no enough sun. Although, our area is not very sunny either!

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  5. So elegant! How lucky you are that you have such a gorgeous volunteer plant. I have a calla lily but it is tiny in comparison; maybe one day it will be as happy as yours.

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    1. Karin, thanks! This plant is several years old. Yours will grow up too!

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  6. It fit's right in, isn't it - the Nature and it's ways amazing, thank you for sharing

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    1. Klara, thank you! You are right, it took a center stage on that bed!

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  7. Why do you get free Calla Lilies and all I get are weeds? LOL! Well it is beautiful Tatyana.It looks so lovely with the peonies.

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  8. Haha just read what Lona said! Me too! I do have a Calla Lily, second year in place and was doing fairly well. Unfortunately I have to move it because of the wash out from the big rains (when they come).

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  9. Yep. My neighbor gave me some bulbs several years ago. Every year they get better looking. This year they're huge. Yours look great in the border. I don't keep mine watered but usually the foliage will remain nice until September or so. What's not to love? :)

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  10. How interesting that it grew by itself. It certainly makes one wonder how it got there! They are beautiful and so elegant.

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  11. Hi Tatyana! Wow, your calla lilies couldn't be more perfect in your flower bed. They are spectacular. I've long admired that type of lily. It's on my 'someday I'm gonna that plant' list :)Cheers, Jenni

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  12. I just bought one of these a couple of weeks ago, I am still trying to figure out the best spot for it. Yours is so beautiful and lush.

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  13. How lucky you are to be surprised with such a beautiful plant! It makes me want to try them again.

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  14. Great pics! Love how the Calla looks in your garden!

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  15. Just beautiful ! I can't even dream to grow a plant like this ...
    Have a lovely day, Tania !

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  16. I really love calla lilies. They look really elegant!

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