Today's Topic and Podcast Episode

Learn about which plants you can add to your landscape that would make great Calla Lily companion plants.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Calla lily companion plant options
  • Quick care tips about Calla lilies
  • Links and videos for further resources or education.

Are you struggling to find a plant or group of plants that could possibly complement the beautiful Calla lilies in your garden? These plants need to be fairly low maintenance and have similar care requirements.

Whether you need ideas for your landscape or potted plants in containers, our suggestions below will suit either type of situation.

In “Calla Lily Care – A Mini Plant Profile” – DIY Garden Minute Ep. 91 – learn all about the Calla Lily and how to properly care for it in your garden.

This episode is meant for any gardener who wants to get more out of their garden and learn how to complement their Calla lilies.

Jump to a specific Calla Lily topic:

Calla Lily’s are available at local nurseries, but we’ve found a great online vendor, Eden Brothers, for you (who we also use).

If you’re looking to add even more beautiful Callas to your landscape or containers, or just in a hurry and need to get your summer-blooming Calla lily bulbs in the ground, Eden Brothers offers fast shipping and a great selection!

Calla Lily Companion Plants

There are so many versatile ways to use Calla lilies in your garden. It just depends on your own preferences.

They work well in garden bed groupings, in containers, and as focal points or accessory plants in a garden. Callas can also thrive as part of water gardens located around the edges in boggy soil.

Calla lilies plant well with other late spring to mid-summer flowering plants, especially if the other plants require full sun and shallow, non-invasive root systems. If you want to plant Callas in containers, they usually do better on their own with no companions.

  • Lavender
  • Catmint
  • Freesia
  • Creeping Jenny
  • Hostas
  • Geraniums
  • Cosmos
  • Dianthus
  • Marigolds
  • Zinnias


Calla Lily Care

The Calla Lily or “Calla’s” adds a tropical layer and colorful variety with striking gorgeous flowers with lush lance-leaved foliage.

Calla care facts:

  • Are considered a perennial and native to South Africa.
  • Have a Spathe-type of flower that comes in white, green, yellow, gold, orange, pink, lavender, purple, red, and combinations of these.
  • Blooms late spring to mid-summer.
  • Grows in Sunset Zones of 5, 6, 8, 9, 12-24, and H1 and H2. Hardy to Zone 8a for USDA Hardiness.
  • They prefer light shade in hotter climates and full sun with some light shade in milder climates.
  • They like moist, boggy soil, but tolerant of different soils.
  • These plants need regular watering.
  • Calla’s need yearly cleanup of old or dead leaves or flowers, and can be divided if they get too large in their location. Common Callas are semi-evergreen to evergreen and aren’t dug up or stored over the winter.

 Calla Lilies for Your Garden

Now it’s time to pick out your own Calla Lily bulbs to plant this spring from . Calla’s are so easy to grow! They are highly-prized for their beautiful flower color and shape, along with their leaves and growth form. These bulbs come in a vibrant shades of white, orange, red, yellow, purple, and along more colors. Or, if you need to shop for other garden plants for this summer, click the link below.

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Calla Lily Conclusion

The Calla Lily is a unique, low maintenance, stunning summer flowering bulb for your garden.

Adored by many gardeners for the vibrant colors, unique leaves and form to give any garden a different look and texture, The Calla Lily could be the centerpiece of your garden or the framing plant to set the rest of it off! It’s up to you. You have the beginning care knowledge for Calla’s to thrive in your garden.

Now we want to hear from you!

What other plants do you plan to add to your landscape?

Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!

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