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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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Lilies, or alstromeria, represent friendship and devotion.
The main cut flowers grown in Kenya are roses, carnations, and Alstromeria.
Plant some mauve Verbena bonariensis which will drift through and provide vertical height to create a ALSTROMERIA delightful early autumn border.
A massive arrangement of white hybrid delphinium, white Virginia alstromeria lilies, white beauty eremurus, white gladioli, cream snapdragons, white hydrangeas, white mountain lilies and Creme de la Creme roses was positioned at the back of the altar.
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The flowers include carnations, roses, statice, lilies, hypericum and alstromeria.
Alstromeria pigmaea, Echinopsis maximiliana, Sisyrinchium chilensis, Oxalis oreocharis y otras que por su numero de individuos y limitada distribucion pudieron influir en la diversidad.
There are hot borders and containers packed with dahlias, poppies, cosmos and alstromeria.
Cut flowers that will hold their petals the longest as a bouquet given on Valentine's Day and might retain ornamental value until the end of February are alstromeria (12 to 15 days), long-stemmed florist's carnations (15 to 20 days).
You can also try mini posies of berries, red cymbidium orchids, nutans and alstromeria.