Plantidote of the Day 2012-05-29
Everyone calls these lilies, but as I understand it, they're not. I could be wrong -- but callas are in the Araceae family, and lilies are in Liliaceae. So I'm not sure why they've been labeled lilies. Maybe someone who actually knows about these things will weigh in on the calla v. lily controversy.
Meanwhile, as I was saying before I interrupted myself, callas are South African natives that seem to tolerate poor soil and dry spells pretty well, although they prefer soil that's a bit acid and moist. Zones 8 through 10 are best. In milder areas, the plants are evergreen and the flowers bloom on and off all year long.
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