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Has any in zone 5 left calla lily bulbs in the ground and had the

Posted by mori1 5/KS (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 5, 09 at 0:03

Okay, my goal this season was to work on the flower beds in the front yard. But thanks to the weather,some other issues and very bad twisted ankle. I got started today and the weeds were not happy. I still have to plant the calla lilies that I started from bulbs in April. So image my surprise when clearing away some weeds to find a calla lily in the one of spots that I planted some last year. I thought I dug them all up. There is a small amount of mulch over the spot but I can't figure out how it survived the winter. Any ideas?

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RE: Has any in zone 5 left calla lily bulbs in the ground and had

I have always heard/read that they were only hardy to zone 7. What may have happened is that they may be in a microclimate where you have them planted...that is it is warmer there in the winter than in other parts of your property. Microclimates usually are the first areas to have the snow melt off in the winter/spring.

I have one patio dahlia, that is planted in a bed on the south side of the house, next to the brick wall. It has survived being left in the ground for probably 4 winters. I have never noticed before, but imagine it might be a small microclimate area.


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