Know your flowers- Alstroemeria flower

Scientists assert that there are over 270,000 species of flowers that have been documented and are existing in the 21st Century. The evolutionary history of flowers extends across some 125 years. During this time, an intricate assortment of more than 125,000 flower species has developed.

Resembling a miniature lily, Alstroemeria, often called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, was named after its discoverer, Baron Claus von Alstromer, a Swedish baron who collected the seeds on a trip to Spain in 1753. Today, this popular flower can be found in a range of colors – from white to golden yellow, orange to apricot, pink to red, lavender and purple.

While alstroemeria’s flowers attract all the attention, it’s their leaves that give them meaning. the alstroemeria’s leaves grow upside down, with the leaf twisting as it grows out from the stem, so that the bottom is facing upwards – symbolizing friendship and devotion much like the twists, turns and growth of our friendships.

Alstroemeria are an indispensable addition to any floral arrangement or bridal bouquet, blending in well with Roses, peonies and lilacs in a flower arrangement. And again when you are in a hurry and need blooms quickly Submerge tight buds in warm water to promote opening.

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