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Calla Lily

The calla lily is the embodiment of elegance & beauty. Contrary to its name the Calla Lily is neither a lily, nor is it part of the lily family. Calla lilies are in fact part of the Araceae family and it continuously blooms over and over again, making it a perennial plant. That is great because it means that you don’t have to plant it over and over again. The flower has different floral meanings and you want to verse yourself in them prior to gifting. Below is a brief description of the varies colors and its symbolism.

Description

Calla lily has an interesting origin according to Greek Mythology. The flower’s name is in fact derived from the Greek word that literally means beautiful – calla. The origin story of this flower is often associated with the Greek goddess, Hera. In modern day, calla lily is native to south Africa and Malawi. It is also one of the most popularly and sought-after flowers in Europe, as it is depicted in an illustration of the Royal Garden of Paris, suggesting the flower has been in Europe since/ before the 17th century

Significance

  • Purity/Innocence/ Fertility
  • Gratitude
  • Romance
  • Elegance
  • Royalty
  • Beauty/Courage
  • Mystery

 

Color & Symbolism  

 

  • White Calla Lily:  Purity/Innocence/ Fertility
  • Yellow Calla Lily:  Gratitude
  • Pink Calla Lilly:  Romance/ Elegance
  • Purple Calla:  Royalty
  • Red Calla Lily:  Beauty/Courage
  • Black Calla Lily:  Mystery

 

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