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Growing Callas for Pots vs Calla Cut Flower Production

Callas are versatile and can be used for both potted color production and cut flower production. However, there are several differences in how they would be selected and grown depending on the ultimate market you are pitching for. We take a closer look at the world of commercial Calla (Zantedeschia) production. Calla Types Calla types are classified based on their parentage and temperature preferences. The deciduous types were bred from deciduous species such as Zantedeschia elliottana, Z. albomaculata, Z. pentlandii and Z. rhemannii. These are the typically brightly coloured varieties most growers think of as Callas, and they are warm-season plants. They are suited to both pot and cut flower production. Zantedeschia aetiopica is a cool-season calla species with tall...

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Calling all Calla Lilies!

The last quarter of a century has seen an explosion in the breeding of calla lilies – tender forms of Zantedeschia. Like most gardeners over the age of 30, the first zantedeschia I ever encountered was the hardy arum lily, Z. aethiopica. It’s a beautiful, lush, white-flowered perennial that likes to have its roots in moist soil. There are several forms of it, with varying amounts of green and pink in the flowers, and with plants in varying degrees of hardiness. But essentially they are all the same.

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