Are regular callas invasive?

botanicatMay 6, 2007

By regular I mean the ones you would buy at Wal Mart that come in pink yellow, white, etc. and some have spots on the leaves? I planted several of these last year and one in particular seems to have sent up a lot of shoots in the same general area it was planted. Just wondering if this was something I should get a handle on now. Thanks!

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botanicat

I am assuming that since no one has responded to this question that they have not been a problem for those growing them.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2007 at 9:39PM
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anitadehoff(Z8 Seattle/sunset 5)

I had hopes that someone would post a response to this. I'm questioning this in my own yard. I moved what I believed to be all of a calla, then had trouble getting out the remains. Every spring for about 4 years, I would dig out the new plants and put the surrounding soil through a colander in search of roots etc. I ended up solarizing the whole bed for a year.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2007 at 5:41PM
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jim_6b(TN)

I don't know alot about callas but I would not consider them invasive. My wife bought some about 5 years ago and planted them in a bed in the front yard where they were in full sun all day. I moved them 2 years ago to a bed where they receive more shade and they are more happy there. I have not had any grow back in the bed out front. They are blooming more and I have about 15 to 20 seed pods. I am going to wait until they are mature and then cut them off. I will probably plant some in pots and give the rest away but I don't want to leave them in the bed because I don't want a bunch of calla babies growing there. I do the same thing with the Arums and Arisaemas I grow.
Jim

    Bookmark   August 17, 2007 at 10:15PM
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