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Calla

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Funnel-shaped white callas represent a simple cool elegance in the garden, but the colored callas add a new dimension to the plant. Now available in a rainbow of hues including lavender, purple, orange, yellow, and peach, these South African natives perk up container gardens and borders. The plants go dormant in colder winter areas of their hardiness range and do not emerge until temperatures warm up in late spring. Outside of their hardiness range, store the rhizomes in a frost-free place for winter.

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White calla
White calla
(Zantedeschia aethopica) is the classic variety, with vase-shaped white flowers that rise from a clump of dark green, shiny leaves. It grows to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Zones 8-10
Spotted calla
Spotted calla
(Zantedeschia albomaculata) bears colorful blooms in a range of shades from white to cream, yellow, and pink, as well as foliage attractively dotted in white. The plant grows 8 to 14 inches tall and 8 inches wide. Zones 8-10
Flame calla
Flame calla
(Zantedeschia 'Flame') bears golden yellow funnels swirled with mango red on the outer flower. This variety grows to 2 feet tall and wide. Zones 8-10
Edge of Night calla
Edge of Night calla
(Zantedeschia 'Edge of Night') offers deep purple blooms poised on black stems. The rippled leaves of this variety even feature black margins and flecks of white. It grows 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide. Zones 8-10
Sunshine calla lily
Sunshine calla lily
(Zantedeschia 'Sunshine') produces large, rounded bright yellow funnels that glow against the spotted foliage. This variety grows to 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide. Zones 8-10
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