Our White Calla Lilies are one of the most popular flowers sold for Weddings and other Special Events. Use Calla Lilies for vases, centerpieces and other floral arrangments to add an elegant look to your Wedding.
Calla Lilies are native to South Africa and one of the most elegant cut flowers available. They symbolize beauty and are a bride's favorite at Whole Blossoms!
Name: White Calla Lilies, Wholesale Calla Lilies
Colors: White flowers
Vase Life: 5-10 days, depending on care and handling
Availability: Year round
Length: Wholesale Calla Lilies are 28-30in long
Head Size: Wholesale Calla Lilies bloom height is approx. 3.5 to 6 inches from stem to tip. When Calla Lilies arrive, the head of the flowers are compressed and the beauty of the callas cannot be fully appreciated. Once Calla Lilies are hydrated, the heads will star to unroll. The approx. diameter of a calla lily head is approx. 1.5 inches when closed and can open up to 3 inches after 3 to 4 days of hydration.
Freshness: Our Wholesale Calla lilies are cut within 24 hours of delivery to ensure that you receive the freshest flowers available in the market. Whole Blossoms flowers are fresher than flowers purchased from brokers, local wholesalers or florists and will give you flowers longer vase life!
Arranging Tips: Calla Lilies are a great wedding flower choice for bride bouquets long stemmed floral arrangements, and centerpieces. Wholesale Calla Lilies are well combined in centerpieces and bouquets with roses, Mini Calla Lilies, tulips, Asiatic or Oriental lilies among other wholesale flowers. Keep wholesale Calla Lilies away from fruit and vegetables since they are ethylene sensitive.
Your Whole Blossoms bulk flowers just arrived! Now they need to be hydrated and processed so your stunning bouquets and centerpieces can be designed. All bulk flowers look dry upon arrival and will need to be hydrated. It is important to give your wholesale flowers a couple of hours to hydrate and replenish. Depending on the variety purchased, some flowers may need 24 to 36 hours to hydrate and perk up.
CARE AND HANDLING FOR CALLA LILIES
- Unpack flowers as soon as you receive them and cut about one inch of the stem at an angle under water (with a sharp knife NOT scissors). Remove foliage that could fall under water to avoid bacteria to build-in and place the flowers in clean, fresh, warm, filtered water (100F-105F). Keep your flowers in water at all times.
- Make sure to have buckets, floral shears, and floral food or sugar to hydrate and process your calla lilies.
- Note that when the flowers are shipped dry, they may arrive a little limp. They will perkup after being recut and hydrated. Leaving part of the white stem, helps with water uptake and vase life while reducing the chances of stem splitting or curling.
- When Calla Lilies are left in bacteria contaminated water, the bottom of the stem will become mushy. Be sure to change the water frequently, preferably every day.
- Calla Lilies have a long vase life. They are a very low maintenance flower. However, Calla Lily stems need to be cut every few days to enable water to penetrate the blossoms.
- When storing your flowers, make sure that they are not moved from cold to hot or from hot to cold temperatures since drastic temperature changes will burn flowers.
- If the flowers are not going to be displayed immediately, try to keep them in a fresh place preferably (38F-56F) and at least 80% humidity in fresh water with floral preservative. Replace water and floral food frequently to ensure freshness. For bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, keep a vase with water nearby at all times before and during the wedding reception so your flowers can be rehydrated for maximum radiance!
- My Wholesale Flowers Are Not Opening. What Do I Do? If your flowers look too close and you would like to expedite the opening process, recut the stems, put the flowers in warm water and add one or two tablespoons of sugar to the water. Place the flowers near light without exposing them to direct sunlight. Sometimes the heat of the light of a lamp near the area where the flowers are being hydrated will help the blooms to open faster. Please do not put a lamp very close to the flowers since this could prematurely wilt the flowers or burn the blooms. If after doing this, your flowers are still not opening enough, wrap the heads of the flowers in newspaper (preferably use paper that does not have ink since ink from the paper may bleed over your flowers) and put them in a warmer area so the ethylene gas from the same flowers will help expedite the opening process. Keep flowers in water at all times.
- My Flowers Are Too Open And I Am Days Away From May Event. What Do I Do? If you want to slowdown the opening of your flowers, put them in cold water without sugar and place them in a dark place. Preferably the coldest place possible. Not under 40 degrees.