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RE: storing Callas

I thought that question might bring you out of the woodwork, Marge.  Thanks.  Where ya been?  
I was concerned that the differing info I was finding on Calla storage
was because Z. aethiopica grows in extra moist even wet conditions, but
all the other varieties, less so. I think slightly moist storage would
be a happy "medium". Thanks. Oooh! Calals in February! What color?


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> Well, I'm trying out a new email program on the work station, so Lord only knows 
> if 
> this is gonna work...but. 
> I grow my Callas in pots. They winter in that very same pot under the bench 
> (for the 
> ones that go dormant) in the greenhouse where they get drenched every time the 
> plants on the bench are watered. They do not seem to mind. The one I have that 
> does not go dormant - in fact wants to grow in winter - stays on the bench and 
> gets 
> watered ...which I should have done 2 days ago...Oh Lawsy!..anyway, it blooms 
> around Feb. 
> Since they seem to grow even in standing water, I do not think they want to get 
> really 
> dry over winter... 
> Marge Talt 
> mtalt@hort.net 
> Shadyside Garden Designs 
> Editor: Gardening in Shade Suite101.com 
> > > [Original Message] 
> > > From: 
> > > Have any of you stored Calla Lilies (Zantadeschia) overwinter? I've 
> > > been researching summer bulbs and no one seems to agree on much but 
> > > most of the details have been somewhat similar or I can hit a middle 
> > > ground, like one says plant 2-3 inches deep, and another says 3-4 
> > > inches deep, so i can figure 3 inches is a good position. The 
> > > biggest difference I have found is on storage of Callas. Most 
> > > indicate dry or at most barely moist storage. However, I just looked 
> > > at MOBOT's instructions and it says to store ina DAMP medium. 
> > > there's a huge difference between dry and damp. I have stored them 
> > > dry without a problem. Anyone else? What do you do? 
> Marge Talt 
> mtalt@hort.net 
> Shadyside Garden Designs 
> Editor: Gardening in Shade Suite101.com 
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