Calla Lilies are one of the most elegant wedding flowers available and this elegant flower represents “magnificent beauty.” Calla lilies originated in Africa but can be found nowadays virtually anywhere. These flowers feature a large, trumpet – shaped bloom, which rests gently in a smooth stem. These beautiful flowers have been often portrayed in paintings; Diego Rivera, the Mexican painter included these flowers in his pieces of art regularly.
Standard callas are easy to arrange and to maintain. They are particularly used in tall arrangements or presentation bouquets. Standard callas can be used by themselves or with fillers for a chic yet simple look. White is the most popular color available; however, there are two varieties, the Diva Maria and Green Goddess which are also perfect options for weddings.
Standard callas are available in three different colors: White, Green and Bicolor Pink and Cream.
Calla lilies are gracious flowers that feature on bloom per stem. The average stem length is 35 inches, and the head size may vary from 3.5 up to 8 inches. Green Goddess Calla lilies may also have shorter stems which measure 24 inches long.
Ideal delivery date:
These flowers should be delivered 2 to 3 days before the actual event. This will allow flowers to open and hydrate properly.
Calla lilies are available year round.
Fiftyflowers.com offers different packaging options depending on the calla lily. White callas can be found in packages of 25 and 50 stems. Diva Marias can be shipped in 20 or 60 stem packages, and the Green Goddess can be purchased in packaging options of 30 and 60 stems.
Flower care tips:
As soon as flowers are delivered, cut the stems under running water and place them immediately in a container filled with fresh, clean water. The container used to hydrate the callas should be at least 20 inches tall. This will provide the flowers enough support and will help the stems remain straight.
Calla Lilies retain water in their stems for long amounts of time. For this reason, if they are left in bacteria contaminated water, the flower stem will become mushy, starting from the bottom of the stem. Water must be changed daily to ensure maximum vase life.