Calla Captain Samba
Calla Captain Samba
The original Captain Samba variety has an attractive and sufficiently large bud of a deep pink colour. It is characterised by the presence of a black pigment in the neck which gives the whole plant a peculiar charm.
Calla lilies do not grow outdoors very often, so it is doubly pleasing to plant them yourself. The first buds appear in mid-July and flower for up to 1.5 months. The buds in a cut retain their freshness for up to 12 days, so they are often used in hall decorations, interior design, wedding bouquets and compositions.
Height of plant: 55 cm
Flower height 7-9 cm
Blossom months: July-August
Flower colour: deep pink
The Captain Samba variety is planted outdoors in early spring once it has warmed to a temperature of 10-12 degrees. The planting depth depends on the soil composition, usually 10-15 cm. Soil with an acidic reaction, constantly moistened but not stagnant, is preferred for cultivation. Choose a sunny location.
|Price per package||€3,95|
|Subvarieties||Calla (Zantedeschia), Summer Flowering Bulb|
|Plant Height||40-50 cm|
|Suitable as cutting flower||Yes|
|Hardiness Zone||Zone 7-8|
How to Plant
Guide and tips for planting Calla Lily Bulbs (Zantedeschia)
Choose the planting location: Calla Lilies prefer partial shade to full sun and well-drained soil. Avoid planting in areas with standing water or where the soil remains soggy after rainfall.
Prepare the soil: Loosen the soil and remove any weeds or debris from the planting area. Amend the soil with compost or organic matter to improve the soil's fertility and drainage.
Plant the bulbs: Dig a hole that is about 8-12 cm deep and place the Calla Lily bulb with the pointed end facing up. Space the bulbs about 24-42 cm apart.
Cover the bulbs: Cover the Calla Lily bulb with soil and gently press down to remove air pockets. Make sure the soil level is even with the surrounding soil.
Water the bulbs: Give the bulbs a thorough watering after planting to settle the soil around the bulbs. Calla Lilies prefer consistently moist soil, so water them regularly, but avoid over-watering as this can cause rot.
Mulch the area: Add a layer of organic mulch around the bulbs to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the base of the bulbs to prevent rot.
Monitor the bulbs: Calla Lily bulbs typically take about 2-3 weeks to emerge from the soil, so be patient. Once they emerge, water and fertilize regularly to encourage healthy growth. Calla Lilies can bloom in late spring to early summer and may require occasional fertilization throughout the growing season.
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Calla Captain Samba