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Fast Facts - Calla Lilies

Calla (or Kalla) is Greek for beauty and Hebrew for the majestic bride. It is no surprise then, that calla lilies are a favorite choice for weddings throughout the year. Calla lilies create delicate and delightful bridal bouquets and tall, regal floral centerpieces.

Name: Calla Lilies or arum lilies

Scientific name: Zantedeschia

Pronunciation: zan-ter-desk-ya

Family: Araceae

Origin: Calla lilies were original grown in South Africa, are grown throughout the world.

Availability: all year round

Color Options: pinks, purples, creams, yellow, white, orange and reds

Care Tips: Handle calla lily petals with tremendous care because, due to their delicate texture, calla lilies can bruise easily.

Life Span: Cut calla lilies last 4-8 days when cared for properly.

Uses: Their gentle swirl awards calla lilies the picture of grace, making them the perfect flower for any special day or night. Combine a few white open cut calla lilies with long thin greens for a splendid bridal bouquet. Callas can be sprinkled into any floral arrangement to enhance or increase the beauty and impressiveness of the display.

Mixes well with: Roses are popular partners for calla lilies, forming bouquets that define elegance par excellence. Despite their intrinsic sophistication, calla lilies still combine well with nearly every flower.

Interesting facts:

  • Calla lilies signify magnificence and beauty.
  • Mini calla lilies are pretty and petite, perfect for a smaller bride, while long callas can create a bouquet for a tall bride.
  • Callas are not actually lilies, though they are often mistakenly referred to as such.
  • Calla lilies can grow to four feet tall with long leaves reaching one and a half feet in length.

 

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