Native to South Africa, the calla lily is one of the most favoured plants in the world of gardening. These flowers are remarkably elegant and vibrant, and at the same time, easy to grow and care for. They are also laden with symbolism and meaning and are the traditional flower for 6th wedding anniversaries.
There are plenty of different types of calla lilies. Let’s take a closer look at some of them, as well as their gorgeous colour offerings.
Calla Lily – Acapulco Gold
The Acapulco Gold is certainly in the running for being the brightest calla lily of all. This variant is so named because of its sunny yellow blossoms. These flowers are large, and along with their colour, make quite an impact in any garden.
Calla Lily – Flame
When it comes to types of calla lily, one of the most interestingly coloured ones is of the Flame variety. Flames are very bold flowers and with their glowing, trumped-shaped flowers, will add a lovely pop of colour to a garden or potted plant. Their colouring involves rich tones of red, orange and yellow, reminiscent of a fire.
Calla Lily – Garnet Glow
Everyone loves a hot pink flower! This shade looks particularly good on calla lilies. This variety of the plant produces particularly large blooms, making for a show-stopping addition to any environment.
Calla Lily – Pink Melody
The Pink Melody variety of calla lily is unique in that it’s a triple-toned flower that goes from green to white to pink and extends all the way to the base of the bloom. This is also a particularly tall calla lily. It can grow up to two feet in height, making it look all the more elegant.
Calla Lily – Crystal Clear
Also known as the Arum lily, the Crystal Clear is a pure white lily with a bright yellow centre. These types of calla lily are most fruitful with their blooms in the summer and autumn months.
Calla Lily – Red Alert
The Red Alert is a fire-engine red calla lily. These flowers are incredibly striking and will instantly add some excitement to any bed of perennial blooms. They do particularly well along garden borders. Red Alert calla lilies also boast unique speckled foliage that is light green in colour.
Calla Lily – Black Star
The Black Star will immediately stand out in any garden, pot or vase, purely because of the rarity of black flowers. These mysterious blooms make for excellent floral decorations.
Calla Lily – Captain Melrose
Captain Melrose calla lilies are well sought after because of their gorgeous colour. The delicate pink blush tones make this flower a must-have for brides all over the world.
Calla Lily – Night Cap
The Night Cap boasts a deep, rich shade of purple with a hint of red on its petals. The small flowers of this type of calla lily make for a delightful addition to any garden.
Calla Lily – California Ice Dancer
With a perfectly unique name, the California Ice Dancer calla lily produces large, creamy white flowers. The stalks of this plant can reach up to 18 inches in height and the leaves are a darker shade of green than most other varieties of Calla lily.
Calla Lily – Pink Mist
The Pink Mist calla lily is often described as a “gardener and florist’s favourite”. The flower has magnificent pure white trumpet-shaped flowers with a delicate, pastel pink eye. The plant’s leaves are a medium shade of green and are shaped like arrows
These types of calla lily each offer something special, and if you’ve got green fingers, you’ll find it easy to grow your own. Learn all about this process in our guide to growing call lilies, from planting your bulbs to keeping them happy.