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Any of several South American perennial herbs of the genus Alstroemeria, popular as cut flowers for their showy, variously colored blooms.

[New Latin, genus name, after Baron Clas Alstroemer (1736-1794), Swedish naturalist.]


(Plants) any plant of the tuberous perennial liliaceous genus Alstroemeria, originally S American, grown for their brightly coloured orchid-like flowers. Also called: Peruvian lily
[named by Linnaeus for his friend Baron Klas von Alstroemer]
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Noun1.alstroemeria - any of various South American plants of the genus Alstroemeria valued for their handsome umbels of beautiful flowersalstroemeria - any of various South American plants of the genus Alstroemeria valued for their handsome umbels of beautiful flowers
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Alstroemeria - genus of showy South American herbs with leafy stems; sometimes placed in family Alstroemeriaceae or in family Amaryllidaceae
Alstroemeria pelegrina, lily of the Incas, Peruvian lily - an Andean herb having umbels of showy pinkish-purple lily-like flowers
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Continue deadheading perennials like Alstroemeria, chrysanthemums, and Echinacea to encourage flowering.
A perfect addition to the spring border, and growing to only 60cm, they make the ideal planting partner for alliums, spring bedding plants and alstroemeria.
ALSTROEMERIA "Alstroemeria are very popular in shades of peaches, apricots, creams and pinks and they last for ages.
The couple exchanged vows in front of a wooden cross draped with wisteria and grapevines, fresh white and lavender alstroemeria, lavender Freesias, Dutch white roses, and variegated lily grass.
During the last two decades, alstroemeria has been one of the very important in global cut flowers production [13].
A type of alstroemeria, it blooms from May until late autumn with clusters of orangeyellow butterfly-like petals above the beautifully variegated foliage.
Alstroemeria, dusty miller and mini calla lilies represent the sheep.
The arrangement consists of Alstroemeria, Daisies, Lilies and an assortment of greens.
The Floral Celebration for Mom-Asiatic lilies, waxflower, alstroemeria and roses
Cover the dormant crowns of slightly tender plants - such as alstroemeria - with a blanket of horticultural fleece or dry mulch held in place with netting and pegs.
Imagine Alstroemeria (al-stro-MAIR-ee-a), the Peruvian lily.