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Success with Giant White Callas in NE?

Posted by jade68 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 20, 04 at 17:29

Hi,
I want to know if anyone from the northeast has any successful growing the Giant white Callas in your garden? if yes, please share your secrets.....I have been trying to grow them for several years and only got them to bloom one.


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RE: Success with Giant White Callas in NE?

Jade
I'm not sure I'm familiar with "Giant" white callas, but I've grown callas in pots for the last few years, and last fall before bringing them all indoors, I decided to toss a few in a garden bed, just to see on the off chance they would last during the winter. They did, and are now growing in one of my flower beds. I was really shocked that they survived the cold and snow winter we had. Hope that helps.
Alberta


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RE: Success with Giant White Callas in NE?

Hi Alberta,
Wow, your callas survived last year winter. Several years ago, i had left a few hybrid callas and one white in my garden bed but they didn't survive. I have success going the colored ones and it just the Giant white callas that i can't get them to bloom. I am obsessed to see them bloom in my garden.


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RE: Success with Giant White Callas in NE?

They need well drained soil but need alot of organics and are hungry feeders. Try feeding them regularly, about once a week a good organic fertilizer.


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RE: Success with Giant White Callas in NE?

I thought the big white calla like wet soil? if so, why do they do well in well drained soil? I will try to amend my soil with more compost this year and hope that well.


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RE: Success with Giant White Callas in NE?

Jade
I was in total surprise this year when I saw callas coming up, I had really forgotten I threw a few of the bulbs in there, maybe all the snow we had helped insulate them? I don't know but it was worth the try, :)and just to note too, my callas in pots and in the ground have not bloomed yet this year, I thought for sure by this time last year they had already bloomed.
Alberta


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