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MargeSimpson
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:04 pm    Post subject: lily for all year round Reply with quote

There is a lily growing in my parents garden, for years now. It flowers every year and dies back without fail. It has large, white, trumpet flowers like a Calla Lily. But from what I have read the Calla Lily has to be lifted before the frost.

Shot in the dark....but would anyone know what kind of lily this would be. The place where it is would be not be very sheltered so I am guessing that it isn't a Calla!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: Pictures of lily, lol Reply with quote

Something like this Marge.....
http://www.crocus.co.uk/graphics/products2/PL/00/00/00/15/PL0000001582_card2.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yip - something like that. I think my parents one gets more leaves, less flowers.
I think it's lovely, I just don't want to have to keep lifting it and bringing it indoors as I'm running out of space. So I'd like one that is frost hardy.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:32 pm    Post subject: Zantedeschia Reply with quote

That bulb / perennial is Zantedeschia, which flowers from May to June in moist, rich soil.
It is frost hardy in all but severe frosts here.

Your parents version of this may require a potassium or potash feed after flowering to increase the plants flowering.
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