Susan B
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:05:16 PDT
Probably Flame.  A vigorous hybrid.  A few years ago I had a lot of trouble 
growing my Zantedeschia in pots, the bulbs got too hot and foliage was stunted, 
etc.  I had a group of pots on the side of the driveway and found a large plant 
with glorious flowers- it turned out that a Flame bulb had leaped out of it's 
pot and was sitting on top of the soil of the driveway and was growing away, 
perfectly happy!
zone 6 TN, USA

From: Adam Fikso <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Thu, October 21, 2010 11:50:29 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Zantedeschia

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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