How to Pick the Right Spring Flower Bulb for You : How to Pick White Aethiopica Calla Lily

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of ExpertVillage.

The Calla Lilies are in bloom and they are what everyone wants in their yard.

The White Calla Lily is one of the most traditional plants you can have in your garden.

They generallydo better in part sun or shade as opposed to full sun.

If the area is deeply shadedthey will not bloom as well.

If you have an area that is a bit on the shady side or awet spot in your garden, this is the plant that will thrive there.

Aethipoicas or CallaLilies, are from my favorite area of the world for bulbs; South Africa.

As world travelersand explorers rounded the cape they found the flowers in bloom.

They brought them backto Europe and other points of the globe.

You will find Calla Lilies almost anywhere youtravel in the world today, as they have been traded for many centuries.

When selecting a Cally Lily bulb, make sureit is firm and not mushy when squeezed.

The bulb should be fairly heavy in weight.

Thebulb should not be light in weight.

Easy ways to tell if a Calla Lily bulb is good are snappingoff one of the nubs or scratching it.

If the exposed part resembles a potato, the bulbis good.

When planting a Calla Lily, look for the sidethat has a tip like a Hershey's Kiss candy tip; or a shoot.

If you cannot locate a shootor are in doubt, plant the bulb sideways.

Plant the bulb 3 to 6 inches deep as theycan get big over the years.

Cover until the tip is barely showing above ground.

I could bring this plant inside as a houseplantor I could grow it outside where it will bloom in the summer.

Calla Lilies usually need acouple of years to become established before they bloom well.

They are one of the plantsyou need to be patient with.

The rewards are immense and you'll enjoy it for many yearsto come.

We'll move on to Iris bulbs in our next segment.

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