Calla, style, simplicity and cheerfulness in one flower. The Calla is a welcome guest at festive occasions. This beautifully shaped flower does well in luxurious bouquets, corsages and decorations, but also 'just' in your home in the vase.
COLORS AND SHAPES
When it comes to color, the Calla offers you plenty of choice. The flower comes in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green, black and bicolor. What is most striking about the Calla is the beautifully stylized chalice. This calyx is actually a petal and grows serene and stately from the stem. It is a kind of scale that opens slowly, until you can look deep into the heart. The true flowers are very small and are located on the spadix in the calyx.
The Calla has several symbolic meanings. Calla is seen as a flower of purity and sympathy and stands for beauty. The Calla is also seen as a lucky flower. This dates back to the times of the Greeks and Romans. They associated the chalice-shaped flower with feasting and fun.
Calla comes from an area stretching from South Africa to Malawi, where it grows in swamps. There it is alternately soggy or dried out, which makes the Calla not only beautiful but also strong.