Should Calla Lily leave die naturally over the bulbs..

seeobrien(7 B)October 25, 2008

Do I cut down the current leaves on my calla lily plants or let them die naturally and leave them alone? The plants are in the ground and I never dig the bulbs up and bring them inside during the winter. I was thinking the green leaves on top now could die naturally and serve as a mulch/fertilizer for the bulbs below. What do you think? Carrie in Charlotte NC

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timestocome(8b)

It doesn't matter. If you leave them on while they are green they will feed the bulb, but they don't look so good as the weather cools so many gardeners cut them back.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2008 at 11:14PM
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honeybunny442(z6 TN)

The longer you leave the leaves on, the more they feed the bulbs. If you want to cut them back, wait until the leaves turn very yellow.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 11:35PM
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