Lifting Callas - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Richard Siergiej
Monaca, PA
Question by pamsiergiej
March 24, 1999
Are there varieties of calla lillies that do not need to be lifted in the fall? I thought that I had purchased callas that stated this through a mail order company (other than Burpee).


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Answer from NGA
March 24, 1999

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Possibly. In my experience, callas (Zantedeschia) are only reliably hardy in the warmest parts of the USA and are normally lifted before frost in the fall and planted out well after the last spring frost. However, there are reportedly a few varieties said to be marginally hardy in northern areas if planted in exceptionally protected spots. Whether they would be hardy for you or not, I don't know. I guess you could always experiment and see.

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