Calla lilies are amazing flowers. Learn all about how to grow calla lilies and how to care for them. This in-depth guide will walk you through everything you need to know about growing, caring, and transplanting your calla lilies outdoors and indoors.
I have to say I have 3 favorite flowers: roses, hydrangeas, and calla lilies. Calla lilies are my absolute favorite. They’re sturdy but delicate at the same time. They smell amazing and they really make a beautiful bouquet. Oh and they’re really easy to grow!
I enjoy a full row of calla lilies in my backyard against the house. My yard smells amazing and I get to enjoy the beautiful flowers from May through September.
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How to grow calla lilies
Calla lilies typically like to grow in full sun or mostly sunny areas. It’s important to add them to soil with good mulch and drains well.
I’ve found my calla lilies grow really well in a mostly shaded area that I’ve mulched really well.
When to plant calla lily bulbs?
You’ll want to plant calla lily bulbs in the fall or early spring. Either time works fine. You’ will enjoy a bigger plant if you plant the bulbs in the fall.
How deep to plant them?
You’ll want to plant your calla lilies about 6″ down then cover with well-draining soil and mulch.
How to grow calla lilies in pots?
There are advantages to growing calla lilies in pots. You can reorganize your plants and if you’re renting you can bring your plants with you. To grow calla lilies in pots, you’ll want to follow the same steps. But there are few key steps you’ll want to follow:
- Watering is really important don’t let your plants dry out
- Make sure the pot drains well. They do not do well with extra water.
How to transplant calla lilies?
Transplanting calla lilies is really easy. To transplant them dig down far enough to get the entire bulb. For more mature plants you may need to dig down 12″-14″. Make sure you dig around the plant enough on all sides too.
When to transplant?
The best time to transplant calla lilies is in the fall but I’ve found that they are hardy enough to transplant during the summer if you make sure that they get enough food and water after transplanting.
How to care for calla lilies
Calla lilies pretty low maintenance plants. There are a few things that I do for my calla lilies that help them grow into big lush plants.
- Water them regularly
- Mulch in early spring
- Cut back dead leaves during the growing season
- Cut back old growth in late fall and add mulch over top to protect them from winter.
- Feed them in the spring, summer, and fall
Out of all of the plants I grow in my yard, calla lilies are one of the easiest plants. I enjoy them through the entire summer season with beautiful fragrant flowers that we enjoy inside our home and out in our yard.