You've entered my exotic lilies album. You have to admit that Calla Lilies and Canna Lilies seem pretty exotic. They are romantic too. Often these flowers are used for showing those we love how much we care.
Calla Lilies are native to southern Africa. I guess this is why they grow so well in California? This flower also goes by these names, Lily of the Nile, Calla lily, Easter lily, Arum lily, Varkoor.
Canna Lilies may not be tru lilies either but that doesn't take away from their beauty. They are a tropical plant whose closest relations are gingers, bananas, marantas, heliconias, strelitzias, etc. That is according to wikipedia.org.
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Each thumbnail you see here opens into a gallery right on this page. Use the "Next" and "Previous" buttons near the top of each picture to see the next image in line.
To exit the gallery choose the close option in the bottom right corner. You can also click anywhere outside the image to close this window.
My daughter got this pink Calla Lily potted flower for Mother's Day this year. Her step son knew these are her favorite flowers.
The nice thing about these plants is they are shade loving. I look forward to having some in my very shady back yard next year.
I can remember admiring these plants in neighbors yards over the years.
Red Canna Lilies are beautiful no matter where you decide to plant them. Their leaves alone are quite captivating. All three of these examples were taken in front of a community building used for social gatherings in Illinois.
Every year these exotic lilies decorated the front of buildings entry. You can see one of the windows behind the middle flower here. These exotic lilies were what inspired me to write this article.
Canna lilies enjoy full sun. They do well in dry soil. The leaves of these flowers are huge. The pictures that I took throughout this article were of plants that were mature. The blooms were beautiful and thick. And each plant towered over me.
Yes I know I'm only five foot three inches, but that's still tall for a flower, don't you think?
This final flower is a mature Peace Lily. My oldest daughter had this huge plant in her living room. At one time I actually thought it was related to the Calla. But upon doing some research I discovered these are the larger of the two.
I have a peace lily of my own now but it is still a baby. It will be interesting to see just how big I manage to get it to be. It bloomed recently and I'll post a picture soon. They are beautiful plants.
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