wintering over calla lilies - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Wendy Fustino
Batavia, Ne
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Question by wendy214
May 5, 2010
I recently planted calla lilies in containers. Can I winter them over in containers, and if so, how best to do so?

Thank you.

Answer from NGA
May 5, 2010
You can only overwinter them in the containers if you can move the containers to a cool but above-freezing area during the winter months. I'm afraid the rhizomes will freeze if left outdoors. I just take mine into a garage, leave them in the containers and allow the soil to dry out. In the spring I take them outdoors and begin watering them again. This should work for you, too.

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