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Plant Description

Native to South Africa, these flowers are often found growing in stream beds. The elegant, white, trumpet shaped blooms are simply superb! Dark, emerald-green foliage with undulations over the leaves-- make the perfect complement to these fine flowers! Plants have an upright habitat and bloom from midsummer until frost. A perfect addition to your water garden or to your terrestrial garden if planted in moist soil and in full sun. Considered a perennial in warmer climates and considered an annual in the north.

 

 

Height   Grow 10 - 15" tall

Width   6 - 8" spread

Sunlight Requirements   Full sun is best

Moisture Requirements   Moist soil to wet with up to an inch of water above the roots

Blooms   Blooms midsummer until frost

Zone   Hardy in zones 8 - 10

 

Planting Instructions

Plant these elegant specimens in moist soil in the bog area of your pond or moist soil in your terrestrial garden. Plant 2" deep and water well. Keep soil evenly moist and make certain that you water them during long, hot dry spells. Make sure you plant these Dwarf White Calla lilies in full sun.  If you are placing these plants in your pond--place two to three plants in a wide  (10-12" or wider) container using moist loam soil, in full sun with up to an inch of water above top of the roots.  Dwarf Calla Lilies are considered perennials in the south and may be left in the ground throughout the winter months. These plants are considered annuals in the north and bulbs must be lifted and stored before the first frost. To overwinter indoors, withhold moisture and allow plants to go dormant, carefully lift plants from the soil, trim away spent foliage, air dry bulbs in a well ventilated location and store bulbs in a cool, dark location over the winter. Replant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. 

Extra Large fabric planters are a nice choice when putting dwarf calla lilies in the pond. Place heavy loam soil in the fabric planter and plant two or three dwarf calla lilies in the container and place in an area of the pond where it will receive full sun with up to an inch of water above the roots. Fertilize once a month with Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates. Simply press two or three fertilizer tabbs into the soil around the roots of your dwarf calla lilies. Do this once a month, June through August, for robust plants and best bloom! 

*Another option for storing your calla lily bulbs is to do the following:

Before first frost in the fall, lift the pot containing your  dwarf calla lilies and allow pot to dry out--withholding all moisture, cut back spent foliage and store container indoors over the winter months in a dark, cool, dry location. Simply place container in the pond in the spring, after all danger of frost has passed.

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