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  Calla color
From: Donna Maroni <dmaroni at email.unc.edu> on 1998.05.13 at 08:31:53(2113)
I have had Zanthedeschia rehmanii for many years. I got them as a potted
plant with nice strong pink blooms. In the garden (acid clay, no
supplemental water), they flower well, but the color is very washed out
with only a tinge of pink. Do these callas require any special conditions
for proper color development?

Donna Maroni, Zone 7
dmaroni@email.unc.edu

From: grsjr at juno.com (George R Stilwell, Jr.) on 1998.05.13 at 19:02:46(2116)
Donna,

Not here in North Raleigh. I do grow them in a raised bed though.

Perhaps you are looking for more color than Z. rehmanii can deliver. It
is a subtile pink, not bold at all.
If you want bold color you need some of the Z. x cultivars from New
Zealand.

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From: Judy Bauer <jbauer at concordnc.com> on 1998.05.13 at 20:05:11(2124)
Hi Donna,
Some of my Zanthedeschia rehmanii were spectacular while in bloom last year.
I did notice a couple of the pink Calla looked a little grayed. Last year I
ran an ad in the North Carolina Agriculture Review
(http://www.agr.state.nc.us/paffairs/ads.htm) and sold almost everyone of my
Callas. I could have sold twice as many if I had them. Maybe your Callas need
new homes also.
I'll miss not having the Callas in bloom in my yard this year and the
beautiful long lasting boutiques.
Judy Bauer
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