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  Re: [aroid-l] Calla lily
From: Steve Marak samarak at gizmoworks.com> on 2003.09.19 at 16:34:58(10605)

The difference in timing may be due, as you suggest, to climate. Our last
several winters were unusually mild, but even so we saw -18 C (0 F) last
year, and our last frost is typically mid-April. The zantedeschias often
don't even show above ground until June, so flowers may not appear until

I've wondered if climate also explains why they don't self sow for me.

So far I've not gotten anything that didn't look like the parents, but
then I haven't been actively trying to cross-pollinate, and the big
yellow types outnumber everything else by a big margin simply because they
seem to be more vigorous here. (Z. aethiopica, usually considered the
hardiest, is the one I have the most trouble keeping alive - it keeps
trying to grow in the winter and gets zapped. After a couple of years it
fades away. I've taken to wintering it indoors.)

Ray, that's a good idea re storing the berries uncleaned, and I've seen it
recommended for peltandra too. Thanks,


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