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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.]
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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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The red shaggy flowers of Monardas mixed happily with alstroemerias in vivid yellows and oranges, with strands of pink scented phlox and clouds of mauve thalictrum hovering above, all forming a dazzling feast for the eyes.
"It was alstroemerias we were growing and we bombarded these glasshouses with sound for the life of the plant."
Lower-water plants like grasses, alstroemerias, and salvias fill beds, and the path is topped with mini fir bark that's springy and forest like underfoot.
? Sow seeds of perennials including hardy geraniums, achilleas and alstroemerias outside in shallow drills.
Alstroemerias, also known as Peruvian lilies, are some of the most glamorous perennials, but they are not very well known or widely grown in the UK.
In pots, I plump for freesias and alstroemerias in the front line, with anemones and summer hyacinths tucked in behind - all the while watching that those colours don't clash.
Protect the crowns of dormant plants like agapanthus and alstroemerias with a loose covering of straw or dried leaves, held in place with wire netting and pegs.
Protect the crowns of dormant plants such as agapanthus and alstroemerias with a loose covering of straw, held in place with wire netting and pegs.
Her jewelry was a delicate, white-gold, Figaro bracelet, and her crystal earrings were "something borrowed" from her grandmother Cowart Uptown Florist designed the bouquet of skyline-yellow sweetheart roses, pale orange alstroemerias, white stephanotis with crystal pins in the center, and white hydrangeas.
However, alstroemerias are temperamental, sometimes not growing at all in the first year after planting.
Gardens in cold areas struggle with euphorbias, or regard alstroemerias and agapanthus as impossibly tender.
Smith, the breeder of the Princess series of Alstroemerias. He is set to launch the Crusader Lily to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the St John Ambulance.