Adam Fikso
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:50:29 PDT
Do you remember the cultivar name on the lagre red-orange gem?  Hazard a 
guess?  Sounded like.....?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ellen Hornig" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Zantedeschia

> Jim's account of hardy zantedeschias in western Virginia reminds me that 
> two years ago, a friend sent me tubers of a large-growing red-orange 
> zantedeschia with nicely spotted leaves.  I grew them for a season in a 
> container, decided they were too much trouble (needed water constantly, 
> blew over in the wind), and tossed them in the last compost heap down the 
> hill (the heap of no return).  This year he wrote and asked how the callas 
> had done in my garden.  Whoops.  I hadn't realized he considered them 
> hardy.
> But later in the season, when I'd forgotten all about them, I chanced to 
> look in the lower compost area, and there they were: a huge clump, in full 
> and glorious bloom.  So now they've been moved back into the garden, in 
> several places, and one potful set aside in a greenhouse, just in case.
> Ellen
> Ellen Hornig
> Seneca Hill Perennials
> 3712 County Route 57
> Oswego NY 13126 USA
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