About our calla lily bulbs
- 8 calla lily bulb varieties
- Very easy to grow
- Tender perennial
- Favorite flower for floral arrangements
When to plant calla lily bulbs
These delicate plants are surprisingly easy to grow, and if planted properly will thrive in just about any soil. Plant calla lilies in the spring, and keep them as moist as possible for bountiful summer blooms. Many of Eden Brothers' Calla Lily Bulbs will bloom throughout the entire summer, offering a multitude of aesthetic uses for bridal bouquets, cut flower arrangements, and more!
The flower was named after the Greek word for beautiful—calla. Calla lilies are also symbols for rebirth and resurrection. While the name may be misleading, calla lilies are not technically part of the real lily family. Instead, they are a different type of flower with blooms similar to those of true lilies. They are a member of the Zantedeschia genus and the Araceae family that also includes the philodendron.
Calla lilies are native to southern Africa and were naturalized in Kenya, Malwai, Tanzania, Zambia, coastal California, and Australia, specifically western Australia, where it was classified as a toxic weed and pest. These beautiful blooms should be handled and planted with care in respect to location and reach, as parts of this flower are toxic to humans and pets.
All about growing calla lilies
When choosing a planting site, it should be taken into consideration that calla lilies average between one and three feet tall and have a diameter of approximately 1 to 1 1/2 feet. Prepare the soil by adding mulch. Plant the calla lilies at a depth of approximately four inches, with the developing foliage facing upwards. After planting, water thoroughly to help the bulbs settle. During the growing season, it is important to keep the soil evenly moist, but not soaked. Depending on the variety, soil temperature, and weather conditions, you can expect calla lilies to begin blooming within 60 to 90 days. As with other flowering bulbs, calla lilies will spread and each bulb will sprout more new bulbs. These can be dug up and either separated to thin out your garden or replanted in a new location.
For more information about planting, growing, and caring for calla lily bulbs, see the Calla Lily Bulbs Planting Guide.