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Overwintering calla lily

Posted by katsmah Z 6B NJ (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 17, 13 at 13:07

This was my first year of trying to grow calla lilies. We had our first frost the other night, so yesterday I dug up the rhizomes to overwinter. They had been in planters. I was shocked at the size of the roots. I have the plants drying so I can clean off the soil. Do I keep the large root ball, or should I cut it mostly off to store them?

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RE: Overwintering calla lily

I don't know why nobody had anything to say to this. What did you decide?

RE: Overwintering calla lily

I grew some outside a while back and dug them up in winter. I brushed off as much dirt as I could, but kept the entire dirty mass in a plastic bag on a closet shelf all winter with no problems. That may not be the ideal storage method but it worked for me. When I bought them, they were stored dry and rootless in a little ventilated baggie, so I would guess that either way is likely to be fine.

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