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Availability: Year Round, Seasonal
Best Availability: Year Round
Colors: White, Buttercream, Pink, Purple, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green
Stem Length: 8-24 inches (minis) or 2-3 feet (full size)
Uses:
Arrangements, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages
Dont’s:
Relative Value(1-10):  3 (mini) 5 (full size)

The popularity of calla lilies has increase dramatically. Their clean lines and unusual appearance is not available in any other flower.

Calla lilies are grow from tubers almost exclusively in greenhouses. They are produced in California, Holland, South America and New Zealand. They come in a variety of colors such as white, cream, yellow, orange, mango, wine and purple. Calla lilies are divided into two main categories, full size and mini.

Full size callas are further divided into fully open and semi-open. Fully open calla lilies are seasonal and only available in white, with a flower diameter of up to six inches. Semi open calla lilies are available in white and green with some being artificially dyed in pastel colors. The semi open callas are approximately two inches in diameter. Full size callas are suitable for many designs such as bouquet, centerpieces and ceremony arrangements.

Mini calla lilies are available in all of the colors listed above and are one-half to three inches in diameter depending upon the variety. White mini callas tend to be smaller than other varieties. Mini calla lilies are not an inexpensive flower compared to most others. For their size, they are more than twice as expensive as a rose.  Being that they are rather pricey, they are more commonly used in bouquets or as one of several elements in centerpieces. Their size makes them unsuitable for larger arrangements such as those for ceremonies.

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