Resembling champagne flutes raised in a toast, calla lilies are a wonderful choice for weddings and other special events. The variety known as Schwartzwalder is one of the most dramatic, intriguing with furling petals that are a shade of purple so deep, many even call them black. Your lilies are picked at just the right moment, custom-packaged, and air-shipped that same day to arrive in all their glory direct from the grower, ensuring you flowers that are the most exquisite and longest lasting you’ll find anywhere.
Special Meaning Anniversary Flowers: Each wedding anniversary has a designated flower. The Calla Lily is the traditional 6th Anniversary flower.
- Available in bunches of 50 or 100
- Stem length: 16″ – 20″
- No fragrance
- Wednesday or Thursday delivery is recommended for Saturday events.
Prepare your flower containers by cleaning them with mild soap and a drop of bleach or by using disinfecting wipes. This will clean any residues and kill bacteria that might shorten the life of the calla lilies. Glass and plastic are the best materials to contain flowers. We do not recommend placing the calla lilies directly into containers that are metal, rusted, or made of clay or stone. These materials are porous and may contain harmful elements to your flowers. Fill containers with warm, room temperature water. Cold water is not readily absorbed and hot water can shock the flower.
Working with your Flowers
We recommend cutting the calla lily stems underwater at an angle for best results. These flowers last longer when kept in water 2″ to 6″ deep. Stems will need to be recut every other day to allow fresh water to penetrate, hydrate, and keep the flower fresh. If stems become mushy and brown the flower stem has become clogged and water is not hydrating the flower properly.
Watch the Water
Always add fresh water daily as these flowers can absorb a great deal of water. Change water at least every couple of days. Cloudy or discolored water can indicate decomposition and bacterial growth.
Storage & More
The temperature in which you store your flowers is very important. Warmer temps will cause the flower to open quicker. Flowers last best in temperatures around 45 degrees. Do not store in the refrigerator. Keep flowers out of direct light in a place with good air circulation. Cigarette smoking is harmful to flowers. Once the calla lilies begin to bloom, place them in an area with less light so they will last longer. Many of the flower heads will remain furled and others will open to varying degrees.