Crazy for Callas

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

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

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The bloom is really a spathe(bract)

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and spadix with tiny blooms.

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

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

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

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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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