Flower Focus: Calla Lilies

Tubular, trumpet-like, and an eye-catcher, meet the elegant Calla Lily! They are commonly spotted adorning the pews at church or hand bouquet at weddings, the table arrangement at corporate events or within a birthday hand bouquet.

These South African natives love the warmth and can be found in season during Spring to Summer. However, with its ever-growing demand, Calla Lilies are now not only available throughout the year but also in a wide range of vibrant colors – including dual-toned ones! And if you are wondering they symbolize, Calla Lilies generally symbolize beauty and rebirth, but their specific meanings are closely tied to their colors.

Color of Calla Lily

Specific Meaning

White

Innocence and purity

Red

Beauty and Courage

Pink

Appreciation and admiration

Purple

Charm and Passion

Yellow

Gratitude

Black

Elegance, Mystery and royalty

Speaking of which, here is a little trivia for you. Although they are named Calla Lilies, they are not part of the Lily family, in fact they are from the Araceae family and belong to the genus Zantedeschia.

Read more interesting articles about other beautiful flowers and plants here, or head on over here to find some inspiration on how calla lilies are creatively used in flower arrangements