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Planting Narcissus Bulbs

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Planting Narcissus Bulbs

Planting Narcissus Bulbs

Planting Narcissus bulbs is easy! Narcissus plants require very little care. They are completely drought tolerant, needing only winter rains to survive. Narcissus bulbs are great for container gardening or planting in the landscape. Plant narcissus bulbs August through December.

Common Names: Tazetta Daffodils, Miniature Daffodils

Plant Family: Amaryllis (Amaryllidoideae)

Native To: Mediterranean region, Mid-east, China, Pacific Northwest (USA)

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness: 0°F

Garden Planting: Any soil is suitable. Plant bulbs of the same variety in groups; Dig a hole with a shovel about 5-6” deep, and 8-10” across. Mix in granular all-purpose fertilizer, wood ash or both prior to planting is not necessary, but can be beneficial for current and future seasons. Plant 6 to 12 bulbs (depending on bulb size) spread evenly apart in each hole, covering tops of bulbs with at least 4” of soil. Tops of bulbs are the narrow end or may even have sprouts showing. A layer of mulch on top of soil will enhance performance and reduce the need for weeding. Each group of bulbs should be a foot or more apart for best effect.

 

Containers: Plant in containers in a similar fashion, using ordinary potting soil, employing standard watering and fertilizing practices. It is best to leave the pots dry during the summer. Move to partial shade or even full shade while they are dormant, as pots can get very hot on all sides during the summer. Hence it is best not to plant bulbs directly against the side of the container, especially if one is using plastic pots. Bulbs can be cooked on hot days. Large, deep tubs are ideal for bulbs as there is then plenty of root space and the option of planting annuals on top, after the bulb is dormant and leaves have dried up.

 

Sunlight & Water: They will grow anywhere but full shade. Six hours of direct sunlight or more will reward you with the best flowering display. These varieties are native to Mediterranean dry summer climates and perform best in similar locations. They are excellent for Xeriscaping (drought tolerant landscapes). Plant them in the fall, never needing water, other than the winter rains to provide moisture! They will naturalize returning year after year.  With adequate sunlight and left dry in the summer, a planting of these bulbs can easily outlive any of us.

 

Dormancy: Narcissi are summer dormant. They flower in fall and winter after the rains begin and some varieties bloom as late as early spring. They grow green foliage in winter and spring. Growth is activated by moisture and cooler temperatures. Foliage dies back after the last rains of late spring and early summer, as the soil dries and temperatures warm.

Bulbs to Plant in Fall

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

bulbs to plant in fall
AethiopicaBulbs to Plant in Fall

Our guide to easy to care for flower bulbs to plant in Fall.



Aethiopica – Large White Calla Lily

Capitola Giant  & Green Goddess 
Aethiopica can be planted in Fall in mild winter zones and will bloom from early spring through early summer. Aethiopica can anything from full sun to deep shade but performs best in fifty percent sun and shade. Aethiopica plants bloom best in cool weather. Great garden plant as well as a water plant for in and around ponds.

 

 

 

 

 

scilla peruvianna

Scilla peruviana

Caribbean Jewels Sapphire Blue
Plant scilla peruviana bulbs outdoors as a  landscape plant or in containers from September to December. Scilla will bloom mid-February to April. The best location to plant Scilla peruviana is under a deciduous tree or where it will receive full sun to partial sun. Scilla plants are ideal for xeriscaping. There is no need to water scilla peruviana plants. Winter rains provide enough water for scilla to grow. Scilla Peruviana will naturally go dormant in dry summer climates.

Amaryllis belladonna

Amaryllis belladonna flowers are light pink and fragrant. Plant anywhere in landscape where the ground does not freeze. Plants bulbs in groups of 4 or more where it will receive full sun. The closer you plant amaryllis belladonna bulbs the sooner they bloom. Amaryllis belladonna blooms in late summer, August and September.

Amaryllis belladonna

Colored Calla Lilies

Callafornia Callas®
Calla lily flower bulbs can be planted anytime of the year in areas that do not encounter freezing temperatures. Staggered planted will keep blooms coming through out the fall season. Orange and yellow calla lilies are perfect for fall!

 

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Growing Scilla Peruviana

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Growing Scilla Peruviana

Growing scilla peruviana is easy! Scilla is naturally a drought tolerant plant and requires minimal care. Scilla peruviana bulbs can be planted outdoors directly in the ground or in containers from September-December. Scilla needs good drainage and not too rich of a nutrient soil. Plant the nose of the scilla bulb 1-2 inches deep and 8-12 inches apart. For a fuller scilla plant, multiple bulbs can be planted in a container.

Lighting: Full sun to part sun. Best location is under a deciduous tree.

Watering: No need for watering, winter rains are sufficient for scilla peruviana to grow.

Fertilizing: Scilla grows successfully outdoors in poor soils. Lightly fertilize if planted in containers.

Dormancy: Scilla peruviana naturally goes dormant in dry summer climates. Scilla is best adapted to Mediterranean climates. It will re-sprout from a dry bulb with cool autumn temperatures and rain.

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Growing Scilla Peruviana

Aloha Lily Leia Flower Fields

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Aloha Lily Leia Flower Fields

Aloha Lily Leia Flower Fields

Our Aloha Lily Leia Flower Fields are in full bloom during the month of July and early August. Here are some beautiful flower field photographs taken by the Aloha Lily breeder. Leia’s blooms are a stunning burgundy color that contrasts beautifully with the blue sky.

Aloha Lily Leia, flower photography

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Calla Lily Bulb Varieties

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Looking for different calla lily bulb varieties? Calla lily bulbs come in all shapes and sizes! Browse our selection of beautiful Callafornia calla lily bubs below  – the finest brand the market has to offer.

With over 100 years of breeding expertise, we exclusively feature a variety of beautiful Callafornia Callas bulbs. Our Callafornia Callas are best recognized for their classic shape and wide array of colors and sizes. Shop our beautiful varieties of calla lilies below. Have questions? Give us a call today at (831) 728-0500 and one of our specialists will be happy to assist you!

Calla lily bulb varieties

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Acapolco Gold
Callafornia Carnival
Coral Passion
Crystal Clear
Dark Eyes
Festival
Fire Glow
Neon Amour
Night Cap
Night Life
Parfait
Pillow Talk
Pink Cloud
Pink Diamond
Pink Melody
Pink Sorbet
Regal
Rio

When to Plant Aloha Lilies: Aloha Lily Planting Care Guide

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Looking for information on when to plant Aloha Lilies? June is the perfect time to plant Aloha Lilies, whether they are in containers or garden beds. See below for details on planting and caring for your beautiful aloha lilies. Still have questions? Give us a call today at 1-831-728-0500.

Planting Aloha Lilies

Planting: Aloha Lily Bulbs can be planted in either containers or garden beds. Aloha Lilies prefer deep, well-draining soil and are best-suited for medium pots 6”-8”, 1 gallon, or 2 gallon containers. For a fuller Aloha Lily, multiple bulbs can be planted in a container.

Lighting: Aloha Lilies prefers full sun. In hotter climates, Aloha Lily needs partial shade during the hottest part of the day.

Watering: Keep soil moist but not soggy.

Fertilizing: Any full spectrum fertilizer at standard rates will keep the plant healthy and green.

Warning: Over fertilizing may result in tipburn, which is where the leaves appear to be burned.

Dormancy: After blooming, Aloha Lilies will continue to grow green foliage in order to store energy in the bulb for next year’s growth. In the beginning of fall, leaves will begin to turn yellow as the tuber begins its dormancy cycle. At this time discontinue watering and allow for the soil to dry out.

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  • Bulbs in containers: Aloha Lily bulbs grown in containers can easily rot. It is important to keep the bulbs dry throughout the winter. You can prevent the bulb from rotting by placing the containers against the eves of the house or in the garage. Containers can be placed back outside during spring time.
  • Bulbs in ground: Aloha Lilies can handle moderate frost. It is best to mulch areas where the ground will freeze.

See chart below as a reference to what USDA zone you live in and how you should plant Aloha Lilies:

When to Plant Aloha Lilies

Bulbs in cold winters below USDA Zone 7:

  • Bulbs in ground: In areas where winters reach 10° F or colder dig up tubers. Keep bulbs dry in paper or mesh bags and protect them from freezing. Replant tubers in spring after the last freeze.
  • Bulbs in containers: It is ok to leave tubers in their pots if the soil is completely dry, store containers in a dry non-freezing area. Place containers outside and begin watering the pots the following spring after the last freeze.

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A Glossary of Calla Lilies – Calla Lily Colors

Monday, May 12th, 2014

A Glossary of Calla Lilies – Calla Lily Colors

Calla Lilies

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Planting Callas in the Ground

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Here is a helpful guide for planting callas in the ground!

Planting Callas in the Ground

Planting Callas in the Ground

1.  Find an area where the callas will receive full sun and soil is free draining. (In hotter climates, callas need partial shade during the hottest part of the day.)

2. Dig 3″ deep holes that are about 1′ apart.

3. Place bulbs in the shallow holes with growing points facing up. Leave tops of the tubers exposed when filling the hole.

4. After planting, generously water the calla tubers to settle the soil. Roots and sprouts will from a few weeks after planting.

5.  Keep soil moist but not soggy after the first watering. Calla bulbs will rot in saturated conditions.

6. Any full spectrum fertilizer at standard rates will keep calla plants healthy and the foliage green.

7. In Fall the leaves will begin to naturally turn yellow as the bulb begins its dormancy cycle. Allow the foliage to die back completely, do not cut back.

8. In areas that experience freezing temperatures dig up tubers and store bulbs for next spring. Bulbs can be stored in paper or mesh bags.

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Varieties: Callafornia Callas | Aloha Lily | Aethiopica | Carribbean Jewels

 

Where Can I Buy Calla Lily Bulbs?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Are you wondering where you can buy calla lily bulbs?

Shop at CalBulbs.com – the world’s largest producer of calla lilies in the world!

With over 100 years of breeding expertise, we exclusively feature beautiful Aloha Lily bulbsAethiopica bulbsCallafornia Callas bulbs,  and Caribbean Jewels bulbs. Our Callafornia Callas are best recognized for their classic, chalice shaped flowers that come in a wide array of colors and sizes.

We select and ship only the best quality bulbs, and typically send out orders within 3-4 days of receiving them.

***Free shipping for orders over $100***

Click on the colored calla lilies bulbs below to start shopping!

Callafornia Callas Dark EyesCallafornia Callas Rubylite Rose

Pink Callafornia Callas Strawberry ParfaitCallafornia Callas Fire Glow Callafornia Callas Crystal BlushCallafornia Callas Sunshine

 

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Calla Lilies Bulbs

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Looking for calla lilies bulbs?

CalBulbs.com is the largest producer of calla lilies in the world!

With over 100 years of breeding expertise, we exclusively feature beautiful Callafornia Callas bulbsAloha Lily bulbsAethiopica bulbs and Caribbean Jewels bulbs. Our Callafornia Callas are best recognized for their classic, chalice shaped flowers that come in a wide array of colors and sizes.

Ready to add some splashes of color to your garden?  Click on the colored calla lilies below for more information!

Callafornia Callas Dark EyesCallafornia Callas Rubylite Rose

Pink Callafornia Callas Strawberry ParfaitCallafornia Callas Fire Glow Callafornia Callas Crystal BlushCallafornia Callas Sunshine

How to Plant Callas

Monday, January 20th, 2014

 

How to plant callas 

How to Plant Callas

Planting callas is easy! Follow these simple steps to plant calla bulbs in ground or in containers.

Planting Callas in Ground

1.  Find an area where the callas will receive full sun and soil is free draining.

In hotter climates, callas need partial shade during the hottest part of the day.

2. Dig 3″ deep holes that are about 1′ apart.

3. Place bulbs in the shallow holes with growing points facing up. Leave tops of the tubers exposed when filling the hole.

4. After planting, generously water the calla tubers to settle the soil. Roots and sprouts will from a few weeks after planting.

5.  Keep soil moist but not soggy after the first watering. Calla bulbs will rot in saturated conditions.

6. Any full spectrum fertilizer at standard rates will keep calla plants healthy and the foliage green.

7. In Fall the leaves will begin to naturally turn yellow as the bulb begins its dormancy cycle. Allow the foliage to die back completely, do not cut back.

8. In areas that experience freezing temperatures dig up tubers and store bulbs for next spring. Bulbs can be stored in paper or mesh bags.

 

Planting Callas in Containers

1. Use a container that is at least 8” in diameter with adequate drainage holes.

2. Fill container with well-draining soil. Any commercial potting medium will work.

3. Dig shallow holes in soil, about 3” deep.

4. Place bulbs in the shallow holes with growing points facing up. Leave tops of the tubers exposed when filling the hole.

5. After planting, generously water the calla tubers to settle the soil. Roots and sprouts will from a few weeks after planting.

6.  Keep soil moist but not soggy after the first watering. Calla bulbs will rot in saturated conditions.

7. Any full spectrum fertilizer at standard rates will keep calla plants healthy and the foliage green.

8. In Fall the leaves will begin to naturally turn yellow as the bulb begins its dormancy cycle. Allow the foliage to die back completely, do not cut back.

9. Keep soil in containers during dormancy. In areas where freezing occurs, store containers in a dry warm area.

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Varieties: Callafornia Callas | Aloha Lily | Aethiopica | Carribbean Jewels

 

Amaryllis belladonna Care

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013


Amaryllis belladonna Care

Amaryllis belladonna Care

Amaryllis belladonna is easy to grow and thrives with abuse. In nature they bloom when they are dried out and lack nutrition. Once planted, Amaryllis belladonna requires very little attention or care. Amaryllis belladonna is deer and rodent resistant.

Exposure: Full Sun 

Blooms: August-September. Must be root bound to bloom. 

Planting:  Amaryllis belladonna can be planted in all zones in pots. In USDA Zone 8 Amaryllis can be planted for xeriscaping applications or as landscape plants. Amaryllis belladonna will not bloom indoors. 

  • Plant bulbs in groups of four or more in the fall.
  • Plant bulbs 4 inches deep and 3-4 inches apart in full sun, just deep enough to cover the bulb to its tip.
    • In colder zones planted Amaryllis belladonna bulbs slightly deeper. Amaryllis Belladonna lilies are clump forming and will eventually form a solid mass. The closer Amaryllis belladonna bulbs are planted, the sooner they will bloom.

Watering: Amaryllis belladonna requires minimal watering. Amaryllis belladonna thrive with abuse, therefore do not need water to survive.

Fertilizer: Fertilizer is not needed. Naturally Amaryllis belladonna bloom when they are dried out and lack nutrition. 

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It’s Time to Plant Scilla

Monday, October 14th, 2013

 

It's Time to Plant Scilla

It’s Time to Plant Scilla

Early Fall is the “Sweet Spot” For Planting Scilla

The warm days and cooling nights of October provide an ideal environment for growing scilla peruviana plants. The combination of high light levels and cooler night time temperatures produce scilla plants with compact leaves and strong steams carrying bright blue blooms from late winter to early spring.

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Aloha Lily Varieties Attract Butterflies

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Aloha Lily is known to attract bees and other pollinators. Our eucomis hybrid varieties also attract butterflies. Here are photos of Aloha Lily varieties with beautiful orange butterflies.

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Calla Aethiopica Care

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Calla Aethiopica Care

AethiopicaPlanting: In mild winter zones plant bulbs outdoors in Autumn. For colder zones plant in Spring after last freeze or start growing indoors.

In containers: Plant bulbs 2” (5 cm) deep from top of bulb, using commercial soil mix. Larger posts produce larger, healthier plants.

In ground:

    plant 3-4” (7.5 cm- 10 cm) deep and 12-24” (30-60 cm) apart in ground. Soil needs to be moist but free draining. Plants can grow 3-4 feet tall and as wide.

Lighting: Aethiopica tolerates anything from full sun to deep shade but performs bed in 50% sun/shade.

Watering: Keep soil moist during active growth.

Fertilizing: Any full spectrum fertilizer at standard rates.

Dormancy: Aethiopica will continue to grow foliage after blooming allowing for energy storage for next year’s bulb growth. Aethiopica naturally goes dormant in dry summer climates. The leaves will turn yellow and dry. When grow as an indoor plant in colder climates or with year round rains the foliage on the aethiopica will remain evergreen. Aethiopica It is recommended to mulch where the ground will freeze.

Cold winters below USDA Zone 8: Dig up tubers in areas where winters reach 10° F (-12° C) or colder. Keep bulbs dry in paper or mesh bags and protected from freezing. It is ok to leave tubers in their pots if the soil is completely dry. Store pots by stacking in a dry non-freezing area. Replant tubers or begin watering the pots the following spring after the last freeze.

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Caribbean Jewels Care

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Scilla Peruviana Planting and Care

Scilla Peruvian Planting and Care

Planting: Bulbs can be planted outdoors directly in the ground or in containers from September-December. Caribbean Jewels need good drainage and not too rich of a nutrient soil. Plant the nose of the bulb 1-2 inches (2.2-5 cm) under saline and 8-12 (20-30 cm) inches apart. For a fuller Caribbean Jewels, multiple bulbs can be planted in a container.

Lighting: Full sun to part sun. Best location is under a deciduous tree.

Watering: No need for watering, winter rains are sufficient for Caribbean Jewels to grow.

Fertilizing: Caribbean Jewels grow successfully outdoors in poor soils. Lightly fertilize if planted in pots.

Dormancy: Caribbean Jewels naturally go dormant in dry summer climates. Caribbean Jewels are best adapted to its native Mediterranean climate. It will re-sprout from a dry bulb with cooler autumn temperatures and rain.

Aloha Lily Care

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Eucomis Planting and Care

Planting: Bulbs can be planted in either containers or garden beds. Aloha Lilies prefer deep, well-draining soil. Aloha Lily bulbs are best-suited for medium pots 6”-8”, 1 gallon, or 2 gallon containers. For a fuller Aloha Lily, multiple bulbs can be planted in a container.

Lighting: Aloha Lily prefers full sun. In hotter climates, Aloha Lily needs partial shade during the hottest part of the day.

Watering: Keep soil moist but not soggy.

Fertilizing: Any full spectrum fertilizer at standard rates will keep the plant healthy and green.

Warning: Over fertilizing may result in tipburn. This is where the leaves of the Aloha Lily appear to be burned.

Dormancy: After blooming Aloha Lilies will continue to grow green foliage in order to store energy in the bulb for next year’s growth. In the beginning of fall, leaves will begin to turn yellow as the tuber begins its dormancy cycle. At this time discontinue watering and allow for the soil to dry out.

  • Bulbs in ground: Aloha Lilies can handle moderate frost. It is best to mulch areas where the ground will freeze.
  • Bulbs in containers: Aloha Lily bulbs grown in containers can easily rot. It is important to keep the bulbs dry throughout the winter. You can prevent the bulb from rotting by placing the containers against the eves of the house or in the garage. Containers can be placed back outside during spring time.

Bulbs in cold winters below USDA Zone 7:

  • Bulbs in ground: In areas where winters reach 10° F or colder dig up tubers. Keep bulbs dry in paper or mesh bags and protect them from freezing. Replant tubers in spring after the last freeze.
  • Bulbs in containers: It is ok to leave tubers in their pots if the soil is completely dry, store containers in a dry non-freezing area. Place containers outside and begin watering the pots the following spring after the last freeze.

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Planting Calla Lily Bulbs

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Calla Lily Planting & CareCalla Lily Planting and Care Information

Calla Planting:

When planting calla lily bulbs in the ground, place bulbs in 3 inches deep and a foot apart. If you are planting your calla bulbs in a container make sure the containers diameter is at least 8”. Calla lilies need soil that is free draining. Calla lilies are native to the Transvaal region of South Africa, which is known for its porous mineral soil. As long as the temperature is not freezing, calla bulbs can be planted at any time of the year. Staggering the time you plant your calla bulbs will result in blooms coming throughout the growing season.

Lighting: Callafornia Callas prefer full sun. In hotter climates, Callafornia Callas needs partial shade during the hottest part of the day.

Watering: Keep soil moist but not soggy. Bulbs will rot in saturated conditions.

Fertilizing: Any full spectrum fertilizer at standard rates will help keep plant healthy and green.

Dormancy: After blooming, callas will continue to grow green foliage. This allows for the plant to store energy for next year’s growth in the tuber. In the beginning of fall, leaves will begin to naturally turn yellow as the tuber begins its dormancy cycle.

  • Bulbs in ground: Discontinue watering and allow soil to dry, this will prevent rotting of the bulb to occur. In mild winter climates, callas can handle light frosts, but it is best to mulch where freezing temperatures may occur.
  • Bulbs in containers: Bulbs grown in containers can rot easily. It is important for the bulb to remain dry throughout the winter. You can prevent the bulb from rotting by placing the containers against the eves of the house or in the garage. Containers can be placed back outside during spring time.

Bulbs in cold winters below USDA Zone 8:

  • Bulbs in ground: In areas where winters reach 10° F or colder dig up tubers. Keep bulbs dry in paper or mesh bags and protect them from freezing. Replant tubers in spring after the last freeze.
  • Bulbs in containers: It is ok to leave tubers in their pots if the soil is completely dry, store containers in a dry non-freezing area. Place containers outside and begin watering the pots the following spring after the last freeze.

Colored Callafornia Callas vs. Large White Callas: Colored Callafornia Callas are not to be confused with the more common Large White or ‘Green Goddess’ Calla varieties (Z. aethiopica), which can live in water and bog like conditions. Remember these smaller colored callas cannot tolerate saturated soil or they will rot away.

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