Callas-when to dig?

flowergirl70ksAugust 24, 2011

Last spring I had a post about callas, asking how to get them to bloom, as I had no luck getting them to bloom in pots. It was suggested to grow them in the ground. I planted the pathetic looking things, no bigger than my big thumbnail, and was very surprised at what I got. Huge plants-some at least to my waistline, and very vigorous. Not every clump bloomed, but most did, including a very dark, almost black one. I had forgotten I even had that one.

My question now is, when to dig them, and how to store over the winter? I don't think they will live in the ground here for the winter.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

No, they would not be hardy in your zone.

According to the link below, others wait until frost nips the leaves, and then they dig them. Store them in a cool area where they won't freeze. Some folks store them in peat.

Here is a link that might be useful: Digging up Calla & Cana bulbs

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 11:04AM
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