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My other lillies (callas)

Postby otnorot » Aug 30, 2012 8:01 pm

These are all my seedlings.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby kHT » Sep 01, 2012 1:04 pm

Very pretty, we also do them here!! DH favorite and so he loves to add a new one each year.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby thy » Sep 03, 2012 9:27 pm

Nice, very nice, how do you keep them through the winther times ???
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby otnorot » Sep 05, 2012 6:25 am

Thy I dig,wash,dry them, then as to colour bag them in plastic shopping bags.then plastic bags are put in cardboard box then once a month I check them.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby kHT » Sep 05, 2012 8:52 am

Thy, we are lucky here and don't have to dig them up. I was moving some yesterday to the front walkway, they are huge corns!! There are
so many great colored ones out there.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby thy » Sep 21, 2012 5:39 pm

Thank you
Bill what temperature do they need during the winther ?

Karma, you have to be just on the border side for them, told to be zone 8 to 9
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby kHT » Sep 21, 2012 9:46 pm

Thy, I just moved several of our clumps by the front walkway. Zone 8 There is only one that I won't keep out and that one is our almost black purple one.
I just harvest seeds today from the Callas and hostas.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby otnorot » Sep 23, 2012 4:41 pm

Thy I have them 5 ft from my furnace,in fact everything I dig and store are in the same place.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby thy » Sep 24, 2012 5:46 pm

Sorry Billl ... I think it mean it is rather hot, just like in your living room... am I correct ???????????
:-? :roll: :lol: :D

Karma how many years do they take before they can bloom ?
Got a free "Bulb" as a bonus on a marked this early summmer, gave it to DD and she planted it.. it only took 5 weeks before it bloomed, but it was a bulb sort of,- nothing you can just bye here.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby otnorot » Sep 24, 2012 7:10 pm

Thy it is the hottest room in the house,all the books say store cool but its the only place I have room to store and I have been storing there for years with very little loss.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby kHT » Sep 24, 2012 8:15 pm

Thy, we have had them bloom within two years after planting the seeds.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby thy » Sep 25, 2012 7:07 pm

WOW, thanks to both of you

Warm storage... It can be done

and 2 -3 years... One day I ask for HOW to do it :D

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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby otnorot » Sep 26, 2012 7:10 am

Thy once a month I pull out all the boxes of everything I have stored and open each bag and every thing is dumped in a box and checked then restored until the next month.The only thing I don't check thoroughly is my geraniums,I have so many that I don't miss the 3 or 4 that don't make it.I am starting to pass a lot of my bulbs/plants Ect. on to garden friends as I'm getting too old to work in the garden plus my Son was just diagnosed with lung cancer so that is keeping occupied.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby kHT » Sep 26, 2012 9:41 am

Pia, we have so many seedpods all I do is break them a part and put them in the ground in the fall. Love those surprise finding in the spring when they come up,
ever more joy when they bloom!!
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby thy » Sep 27, 2012 7:59 pm

Bill

He is one of the most important cases in your life, so a big HUG from me, trying to give you extra strenght to support him.

Sending healing winds and good wishés.

Thanks for your advise... YES, here the books say cool too... and none of us have cool... but warm is a possibillity :wink:

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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby oldcoot » May 16, 2013 12:15 pm

OC has only planted them one time, and they were pretty, but did not come back next year. I may try some again next year.......Coot :) :) :)
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby party_music50 » May 17, 2013 5:57 pm

Your calla lilies are beautiful!!! And since you know so much about them, maybe you can give me some help on this...

Several years ago a friend gave me a potted calla lily from a florist. It was only in a 4" pot and the bulbs were planted very shallowly... the leaves were less than a foot tall and the flowers were smaller and burgundy. I grew it through the summer, then I let it go dormant for the winter but kept it potted as it was and grew it again the next summer with the same result: leaves less than a foot tall and the flowers were again burgundy.

Again I kept it dormant through winter '11-'12... but I read that callas like to be planted much deeper (4" - 6" I think) so I repotted the bulbs deeper into a large pot and grew it through the summer of '12. It never did bloom last year but the leaves were enormous compared to the previous years... at least 2 - 3 feet long and larger! So again it was dormant in its pot through this past winter. For some dumb reason I decided to give it just a *bit* of water in February and it started to grow immediately, so I moved it to a south-facing window. Within about a month I had those large leaves again -- and at least a dozen flowers -- but they're the wrong color! The flowers are now white/pink! It is still blooming profusely indoors. Here's a pic:
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So, I'm wondering if it was wrong to plant them deeper... I've since read that only certain types of callas like to be planted that deep, and I have no idea what mine are. I'm also wondering why the flowers are a different color than the original burgundy!

Thanks for any help! I'm not much on tropical plants, but my friend LOVES them and she's always buying me stuff like this. :lol:
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby otnorot » May 17, 2013 6:40 pm

First off let me congratulate you on getting them to bloom so well indoors and so many blooms.I think your problem was Too little light that will result in fading of lilies' flowers from burgany to pink.If you get them back on a summer blooming schedule I'm sure they will bloom burgany again.
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby party_music50 » May 17, 2013 7:00 pm

Thanks, Bill. If that's true, then I'll deliberately grow them indoors with less light because this color flower is much prettier than the burgundy! lol!
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Re: My other lillies (callas)

Postby otnorot » May 17, 2013 7:33 pm

So you best start them in the winter and that is a very nice colour.
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