Here is a little bit of information and facts that I have gathered about Alstroemeria:
- Alstroemeria is also called Inca lily or Peruvian lily.
- It is originally from the cool mountains in Chilli, Brazil and Peru.
- The Swedish botanist Carl von Linneus named Alstroemeria in honour of his student the Swedish Baron Claes Alströmer (1685-1761).
- Alstroemeria friendship and commitment and the six petals symbolise understanding, humour, patience, sympathy, vigour and respect - all ingredients for an enduring friendship.
- Alstromeria is available all year around.
- It comes in all colours - white, yellow, pink, red, orange and purple - with the exception of blue and green.
- Alstroemeria lasts for about two weeks in a vase.
- The individual flowers has a tiger-striped throat and the shape of the flower is similar to a lily.
- The petals alternate between striped and solid-coloured.
- The flowers comes in a spray form - but can easily be separated and used individually.
- It's affordable and long-lasting and adds a touch of exoticness to a tame arrangement.
- Cut the stems short and use in little eggcups or bud vases.
- You can also keep the stems long and mix with other flowers in a larger arrangement.
- It's also looks lovely used on its own in a clear glass vase.
- Alstroemeria is a very versatile and you can create both an exotic as well as an romantic arrangement.
I hope you have enjoyed finding out about the very popular Alstroemeria.
Enjoy your flower arranging and have a great floral day!
I will be back later in the week with more floral delights.
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