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Callas-when to dig?

Posted by flowergirl70ks 5/6KS (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 24, 11 at 9:56

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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RE: Callas-when to dig?

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

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