Even a stickler for botanic precision would have to admit that Zantedeschia aethiopica is a bit of a mouthful. It doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue; which is why these beautifully elegant flowers are more commonly known as calla or arum lilies. Originally from South Africa – they’re not (as sometimes thought) the ‘lilies of the field’ mentioned in the Bible. However, callas have a graceful, almost architectural appeal that has made them universally popular. Cool, composed – sophisticated and stylish – our incredibly lifelike calla arrangement makes an emphatic statement wherever it’s displayed. Meanwhile, make a mental note of Zantedeschia aethiopica… and prepare for crossword victory!