purple calla lily surrounded by leaves

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purple calla lily surrounded by leaves

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is a distinctive, long-blooming plant with impressive trumpet-shaped flowers atop sturdy green stems. This South African native, which can reach mature heights of 3 feet (1 m.), is considered a marginal aquatic plant, which means it grows in moist soil along riverbanks, ponds or streams, or around the edge of a water garden or rain garden. While calla lily is a relatively low-maintenance plant, it won’t tolerate excessively dry conditions or soggy, poorly drained soil. Read on to learn about calla lily water requirements. When to Water Calla Lilies Calla lily watering may differ somewhat, depending on whether the plants are grown in the garden or containers. Your current growing conditions, like the amount of light or soil type, should be factored in as well. How much water do calla lilies need in the garden? Water outdoor

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