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What would you call this Calla?

Postby otnorot » Sep 12, 2012 9:12 am

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Re: What would you call this Calla?

Postby B_BQ » Sep 12, 2012 10:29 am

A little deformed! :wink:
A beautiful colour though.
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Re: What would you call this Calla?

Postby Eeyore » Sep 12, 2012 12:09 pm

Pink Persuasion! It's a beauty. Is this one of your crosses Bill?
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Re: What would you call this Calla?

Postby AdamB » Sep 13, 2012 2:28 am

nice... how do you cross breed lillies?
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Re: What would you call this Calla?

Postby otnorot » Sep 13, 2012 7:21 am

AdamB Get a Qtip take pollen from that center yellow post in flower of your choice and rub Qtip on the other flowers yellow post,cover flower with paper bag to stop bees from doing what you just did.Wait until its time to dig up bulbs in the fall before you get the seed pod,store pod for the winter.In the early spring you can separate the seeds and plant them all in one big pot,grow them in semi shade.The following year you can pot them in their own pot with maybe two or three to a pot.
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Re: What would you call this Calla?

Postby AdamB » Sep 20, 2012 10:54 pm

Thanks Bill.
I didn't know that's tough to cross breed lilies.
It takes a lot of patience.
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Re: What would you call this Calla?

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Sep 22, 2012 9:14 pm

Lovely colour!!! I love Callas and have thought about trying them - would have to dig up and store for the winter. I'm Zone 6 - hot dry summers and I think winters are too cold to leave them in the ground. How long do they bloom?
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Re: What would you call this Calla?

Postby otnorot » Sep 23, 2012 5:19 pm

Ruby Tuesday I'm in Zone 6a and they bloom once a year and if the bloom goes to seed then it doesn't die it just turns green. All of mine are potted so they are easy to dig and store.
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Re: What would you call this Calla?

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Sep 23, 2012 11:40 pm

So Bill - are you saying that you put your Callas (in their pots) inside for the winter? I have been putting some of my Dracena Spikes - with geraniums into my husbands unheated workshop - they do great. Last winter I put my hanging fuschia in my unheated sunroom - it got quite cold there a few times (some things even froze ) but the fuschia did great - started blooming at the end of April and is still blooming!! He has graciously told me that I could put a few plants in his Studio which doesn't usually get colder than +10 c.
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Re: What would you call this Calla?

Postby otnorot » Sep 24, 2012 6:26 am

Ruby Tuesday no I shake off soil and then rinse them in a pail of water than leave them to dry.I see that you are doing great with your plants over winter.In my bedroom I have two windows,one is two ft long and the other is 12 ft long and that's where most of my orchids are in the winter.The thing is I cut off the heat in that room and sometimes open a window during the winter so the temperature is about 55,I sleep good and they grow good.
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