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Should Calla Lily leave die naturally over the bulbs..

Posted by seeobrien 7 B (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 25, 08 at 15:13

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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RE: Should Calla Lily leave die naturally over the bulbs..

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.

RE: Should Calla Lily leave die naturally over the bulbs..

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.

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