I kind of regret not buying the black calla lilies at the grocery store this morning, but they were a bit pricy if it turned out they were only annuals and not perennials and my hands were too full to pull my phone out and look it up. (They're perennials, and I might go back if it cools down tonight.)

Update: Went to get popsicles to help make the heat more tolerable today, and the flowers were still there. The really beautiful thing about them is that the colour is so variable depending on the light. They have a deep purplish wine cast in this picture, but in the shade outdoors they looked violet on the bottom of the petals.

@athairbirb I don't expect them to sell out, it's just that getting them when it was morning and not too hot to carry them home would have been far more convenient than making the extra trip 😄

@erinbee it would've been much less hassle. Dahlias have such lovely patterns in their petals

@erinbee I thought black calla lilies were dyed like off color orchids, but indeed they’re real and apparently pretty rare. Sounds awesome that you can get some.

@jerry They're getting more popular, I've seen them in gardens and in planters out in public somewhat often, but hadn't seen fully grown ones I could purchase before this.

@erinbee they look fab! Pleased that you were able to get some

@erinbee I love calla lilies! I had a pot like this that I ended up planting at our old house after they were done blooming. The next year they had practically doubled in size and blooms. I regret not digging them up when we moved 20+ years ago.

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