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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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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.
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.
Beyond the 100 different flowers you can make (everything from Alstroemeria to Zinnia, divided according to color), there are also sections on making edible leaves and a discussion of the equipment needed (down to the various nozzles).
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.
Esto mismo ha sido observado en otras monocotiledoneas como Alstroemeria hookeri L.
Alstroemeria, dusty miller and mini calla lilies represent the sheep.