Crazy for Callas

These Zantedeschias are stealing the show away from the daylilies this week.


Calla is the Greek word for beautiful.  They are living up to their name.


The bloom is really a spathe(bract)


and spadix with tiny blooms.


The point on the spathe holds a drop of dew in the morning.


The variegation of the ‘Hot Chocolate’ leaves looks silver and is really clear spots in the leaves.


The colors of the spathe of ‘Captain Romance’ shift from green to pink.


These are not really lilies and they don’t come from bulbs.

Their round rhizomes are poisonous, so be careful where you store and plant them.

I always take a few in over the winter, but leave most of them out.  I am in zone 7.IMG_0335

Follow the FLOWER.


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