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An excellent choice for containers

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Calla lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica)

Callas in Color!

 

Pure-white calla lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) are a classic, either in the garden or in a vase. But hybridizers have introduced many new callas in recent years. New cultivars with yellow, rose, deep pink, even purple-black flowers are to be found in catalogs and in garden shops in early spring. They are striking cut flowers and provide a surprising elegance in the garden. This past spring, I received a shipment of a new yellow calla lily (‘Golden Chalice’) from Longfield Gardens, so I planted the rhizomes in a nice-sized square glazed blue pot that greets visitors to my front porch. Callas are an excellent choice for containers …

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.