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al·stroe·me·ri·a

 (ăl′strə-mîr′ē-ə)
n.
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.]

alstroemeria

(ˌælstrəˈmiːrɪə)
n
(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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IF you want lots of flowers all summer long, alstroemeria should be on your planting list this spring.
If you want lots of flowers all summer long, put alstroemeria on your planting list this spring.
For more than 10 years, the designers have been using different varieties of chrysanthemum, anthurium, gladiolus, stargazer, alstroemeria, gerbera and heliconia, as well as roses, asters and orchids.
Symbol of friendship: Peruvian lily IF you want lots of flowers all summer long, alstroemeria should be on your planting list this spring.
According to minister Valencia, Colombia has more than 1,600 varieties of flowers that reach more than 90 countries in the world, among which stands out the export of roses, carnation, chrysanthemum, hydrangea and alstroemeria. Today Colombia is consolidated as the second exporter of flowers worldwide, with sales that can represent US $ 1,400 million per year.
An elegant combination of white lilies, alstroemeria, hydrangea and carnations, the bouquet is designed to pay tribute to those who have fallen victim to heart disease and stroke.
Stewart ATRY carnations, chrysanthemums and alstroemeria. Add a little sugar to your vase to feed them and a few drops of lemon juice to keep water fresh.
The roses in this trend include Purity, Coral Rose, Apricot, Peach rose, and Carey, while other flowers that construct this design are Dahlia, Hydrangea, Carnation, Tulip, Talinum, Snapdragon, Alstroemeria, and Ranunculus.
Set out 4-inch starts of spring- and summer-blooming flowers such as alstroemeria, columbine, delphinium, foxglove, poppies, salvias, scabiosa, sweet peas, and yarrow.
Some larger plants such as sedum and alstroemeria may also need lifting so they can be divided.
Over 40,000 stems of coral, orange and hot pink roses were accented by tulips, daffodils, iris, tuberose, forsythia, calla lilies, hydrangea, peony, delphinium, alstroemeria, bouvardia, freesia, nerine lily, viburnum and larkspur.
Mother's Day Basket [pounds sterling]26.99: Featuring cerise alstroemeria, 2 pink carnations, a pink spray chrysanthemum, 2 cerise freesia, a pink large-headed rose and a lilac September flower with salal and eucalyptus, presented in a sage wash softwood pail trimmed with a 'Happy Mother's Day' cotton ribbon.