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