Calla

vikingboy2013March 18, 2011

Has anyone overwintered a zantedeschia aethiopica in zone 5b, if so how?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aseedisapromise

I live in zone 5, and I have my callas in large containers. I let them dry when they begin to die back , which they do in about November, and bring them in and winter them dry in my upstairs room which is unheated and about 50-60 degrees F. About every other year I replace the soil. In spring I fertilize and water about now when they wake up. I move them in and out until frost is over, which is some work for sure. This has worked well for me for about 7 years. They've always come back. I even have some seedlings!

I am not sure you could really do it in the ground.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 10:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
eclayne(Z6a, MA)

I'm in 5b as well. Most of my callas have corms while the aethiopica have rhizomes. Whether planted in the ground (most) or in pots I lift the corms after first frost.

Are you inquiring about lifting and storing over-wintering or hardiness for a z5b winter in the ground?

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 12:08AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New Amorphophallus seedlings for 2015
I just planted a batch of a titanum seedlings about...
stevelau1911
Philodendrons in poor shape
I have two philodendrons which I'm concerned about....
patchyjack
ID Colombian Aroid Please
Can anyone ID this?
pittercol
Amorphophallus galbra
Rob, There's a maximum of 150 posts on a thread and...
tropicbreezent
Strategies for restoring variegation to M. del. albovariegata?
I hope the subject line wasn't too confusing. I had...
mark4321_gw
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™