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Calla Lily - ZANTEDESCHIA 'Sunset Passion'

Calla Lily - ZANTEDESCHIA 'Sunset Passion'

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The 'Sunset Passion' Calla Lily showcases large, trumpet-shaped blooms with an enchanting gradient of colours reminiscent of a vibrant sunset. The petals transition from warm shades of apricot and coral near the centre to delicate hues of pink and cream towards the edges, creating a mesmerizing display that evolves as the flowers unfurl. These stunning blossoms are complemented by the plant's lush, deep green foliage, providing a striking contrast, and enhancing the overall visual appeal.

One of the standout features of 'Sunset Passion' is its robust and compact growth habit, making it an ideal choice for both garden beds and container gardens. Whether you are looking to create a focal point in your landscape or elevate your indoor floral arrangements, this Calla Lily variety is versatile and adaptable to various settings.

Known for its low maintenance requirements, 'Sunset Passion' is a hardy and resilient plant that thrives in well-draining soil and partial to full sunlight. With proper care, it will reward you with a profusion of blooms throughout the growing season, making it a reliable and stunning addition to your garden.

Planting Calla Lily:
Choose the Right Location:
• Select a location with partial to full sunlight. Calla Lilies thrive in bright, indirect light.
• Ensure well-draining soil. If your soil is heavy clay, consider amending it with organic matter to improve drainage.
Planting Time:
• Plant Calla Lily bulbs in the spring, after the last frost date.
• Ensure the soil has warmed up to at least 55-60°F (13-16°C) before planting.
Planting Depth:
• Plant the bulbs approximately 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) deep with the pointed end facing upwards.
• Space the bulbs about 12 to 18 inches (30-45 cm) apart.
Soil Preparation:
• Mix well-rotted compost or organic matter into the soil before planting to provide essential nutrients.
Care Instructions:
Watering:
• Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry.
• Reduce watering during the dormant period (usually in winter) when the plant doesn't actively grow.
Fertilization:
• Feed Calla Lilies with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
• Reduce or stop fertilizing during the dormant period.
Mulching:
• Apply a layer of mulch around the plants to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. Mulching also helps regulate soil temperature.
Pruning:
• Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming.
• Cut back the foliage after it turns yellow and dies back in the fall. This is part of the plant's natural dormancy period.
Winter Care:
• Calla Lilies are not frost-tolerant. In colder regions, consider lifting the bulbs in the fall after the foliage has died back and storing them indoors until spring.
Pest and Disease Control:
• Keep an eye out for pests such as aphids or snails. Use appropriate methods for pest control if necessary.
• Calla Lilies are generally disease-resistant, but proper watering practices can help prevent fungal issues.
Support:
• Provide support for taller varieties to prevent the flowers from bending or breaking.
Additional Tips:
• Calla Lilies can be grown in containers, which allows for better control of soil conditions and makes it easier to move them indoors in colder climates.
• Regularly inspect the plants for signs of pests or diseases and take prompt action if needed.
• Following these guidelines will help you grow healthy and vibrant Calla Lilies, adding a touch of elegance to your garden or indoor space.

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