Calla palustris

Jim McKenney
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 17:18:44 PST
I'll join the chorus for Calla palustris; but since I'm about to sing off
key, you'll probably want to kick me out!

Yes, it's a beguiling little plant, and I would be very happy to have it
established in my garden.

However, I've tried it twice over the years, and it has never survived more
than two summers. In wet boggy ground it disappeared during the summer; in
water it simply dissolved. 

I think both accessions came from far northern populations, and that might
explain the problems I had. I'll be glad to hear from anyone who knows of a
source of plants from near the southern limits of their distribution. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where nasty winter weather is
back upon us.  
My Virtual Maryland Garden
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