The cove is an extraordinary flower. This beautiful plant, available in a multitude of colors, grows from rhizomes and is ideal for use on beds and borders. You can also grow water lilies in containers, either outdoors or in a sunny window like indoor plants.
The most familiar cove, this plant 3 feet high and 2 feet wide has large white flowers - up to 10 inches long that surround a centerpiece shaped like a yellow creamy finger. They bloom from late spring to mid-summer. The leaves, in the form of vertical arrows are solid green and bright.
Tips on Growing Calla Lilies
These plants generally do not require much attention. Proper planting and location are the only important things to consider when growing coves. Care of coves requires that they be planted on loose, well-drained soil. They prefer to be in full sun or half shade in warmer climates. The coves are usually planted in the spring. However, wait until the threat of frost and soil has warmed enough before sowing the coves. Water lilies should be planted instead of depth, approximately 4 inches for best results, and spaced approximately one foot apart. Once planted, the area should be watered well. Calla lilies like to stay moist and will also benefit from a monthly dose of fertilizer throughout the growing season.