Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia)
Perhaps one of the most recognisable summer flowers is the elegant Zantedeschia, or 'Calla Lily'. The graceful trumpet flowers are just beautiful in all their simplicity! Looking for the zantedeschia tubers? Welcome to Green Garden Flowerbulbs, wholesale specialist in high-quality flower bulbs and tubers. We have a wide range of zantedeschias in many colours, types and sizes. View our current range and order easily online.
The quality of the Zantedeschias we offer are suitable for the garden or pot and containers and not for forcing and cultivation. Are you interested in Zantedeschias for professional forcing cultivation? Then please contact us.
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Wholesale zantedeschia tubers
We sell fresh zantedeschia tubers in bulk quantities at very competitive prices; directly from our growers! View our current offer in the webshop and order full boxes or individual pieces as desired. Filter by category, colour, group, flowering period, bulb size for a specified overview.
Both companies and private individuals can easily order in our webshop. Because we are a wholesaler, we apply a minimum order value of €250,00. Are you interested in smaller quantities or can you not reach the minimum order amount? Then we would like to refer you to www.bulbi.nl. BULBi is part of Green Garden and offers already packed flower bulbs in different packages.
As soon as the zantedeschi tubers are available, they will be delivered to your door, or you can pick up the order by appointment at Green Garden Flowerbulbs in Hillegom. If you would like more information about shipping, please visit the page 'shipping and delivery'.
Planting zantedeschia / calla lily tubers online
With the exception of Zantedeschia aethiopica, which has rootstocks, the flowers grow from tubers. Zantedeschia or cala lily tubers can be planted when the temperature in the ground starts to rise in spring, which is usually around the beginning of May (depending on the area). Plant the tubers with at least 10 centimetres of soil above the tuber, as it forms roots above the tuber. You can plant them in a pot earlier, but make sure that the pot is in a warm place such as a greenhouse. The zantedeschia plant can withstand some frost, but zantedeschia tubers cannot. Therefore, cover them well in winter or dig up the tubers in autumn and store them in a cool dry place.
Order zantedeschia / calla lily tubers online
Zantedeschia tubers are available from January. Of course you can already start landscaping and decorating your surroundings before the season starts. It is also possible to order flower bulbs and tubers online before the season starts, to ensure you of your preferred choice of zantedeschia tubers. The zantedeschia tubers are delivered at the right planting time! After you have placed an order, you will automatically receive an e-mail with an order confirmation. If you would like more information about ordering, please visit the 'how to order' page.
Different types of zantedeschia
We offer a wide range of zantedeschia tubers in different colours. To make your choice, you can use the filter; for example, choose the tuber size, flowering period, colour, group or height. Zantedeschia often flowers less abundantly in the second year than in the first year. All the Zantedeschias we sell are suitable for pots and containers, as cut flowers and in the garden. But not suitable for professional forcing.
History of the zantedeschia
Originally, the zantedeschia comes from South Africa. With the exception of Zantedeschia aethiopica, which has rootstocks, the plants have a tuber. In 1687, the zantedeschia was sent to the Netherlands by Governor Simon van der Stel. In 1733, Linnaeus describes the genus Calla based on plants that are now known as Zantedeschia aethiopica. He calls them Calla aethiopica. Aethiopica means in Greek 'growing in the Moorish country' or 'blackened by the sun'. In 1818, a German botanist revised the name and arrived at Richardia africana. Eight years later, in 1826, another German botanist first changed it to Richardia aethiopica and after revising the genus, finally Zantedeschia. He named it after the Italian chemist and botanist G. Zantedeschi (1773-1846). Therefore, Zantedeschia has been the official genus name for 190 years. We can also refer to the zantedeschia as a calla. This may also be because its English name is Calla lily. Moreover, 'calla' in Greek means: beautiful. However, there is a genus Calla that is also family of the Araceae. It is the species Calla palustris. It is a poisonous perennial that occurs in marshy places in the northern hemisphere and has rhizomes. The leaves and inflorescences are similar to Zantedeschia Aethiopica. There is also the genus Richardia, which belongs to the family of Rubiaceae. These are mainly annual plants.
Partner of Keukenhof
Green Garden Flowerbulbs is a proud partner of Keukenhof. Every year, we supply thousands of flower bulbs to the flower park in Lisse. Keukenhof, just like Green Garden Flowerbulbs, is located in the Bulb Region and attracts more than a million visitors from all over the world every year.