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When to prune calla lillies

Mike176Mike176 Posts: 20
Hello everybody,
Any recommendations about what to do with the green foliage from the while calla lillies (see picture). The stems are taking a bit of a battering. Can I cut them right back to the base and leave them until next year - perhaps plant something around them? Soil is damp and they are always in shade except for a hour or so a day at the height of summer. 
Cheers
Mike

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,544
    I cut the damaged ones right down. You'll still get new leaves . Mine are growing like crazy still
    Devon.
  • Mike176Mike176 Posts: 20
    Thanks a lot for getting in touch Hostafan1. I’ll do just that. 
    By your name I am making a wild guess you know a little about hostas?! Any recommendations for both damp and dry shade? I have plenty of both.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,544
    no problems in the damp shade. maybe avoid the yellow variegated forms, the yellow ends up more green. 
    Dry shade, add plenty of organic matter before planting

    Devon.
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