Alstroemeria and Fresia flowers are featured in our Goldflower Bouquet in a Card.
Our floral delivery gifts burst with many options for flowers, cards, and occasions. Some of our flower bouquets come with delightful addition of Alstroemeria.
Alstroemeria is sometimes called the Inca Lily or the Peruvian Lily. They look similar to miniature lilies with a trumpet-like flower head off of a short stalk. Several flowers spring from each individual stem.
It was originally found growing wild in Peru, Brazil, and Chile. A Swedish botanist named Claas Alstroemer brought the pretty little flower to Europe in the 18th century. Many hybrids have been developed and breeding has led to many varieties and colours of Alstroemeria available today.
Alstroemeria is a strong flower that is easy to care for. It looks fabulous in mixed flower delivery gifts, but can also be used to create stand-alone bouquets.
Alstroemeria that arrives on your doorstep with small, green buds has long life left in the flower bouquet. Alstroemeria opens quickly and petals within will soon burst forth, just as the mini-bouquets in our flower delivery gifts burst from the cards they come inside. Alstroemeria have a vase life of about two weeks.
You might notice that Alstroemeria have unique leaves that twist from their base. Some say the Alstroemeria is a flower that denotes friendship and devotion. The fact that the leaves twist and present themselves upside-down are said to symbolize the twists, turns, and growth of friendship.
If you decide to grow Alstroemeria in your garden, you need to know they prefer a well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. They will tolerate part-shade if you live in warmer climates, but grow best in the warmth of a full-sun spot. If you have fresh-cut Alstroemeria, the water that your bouquet is in should be kept clean and the leaves should be kept from contaminating the water.
If this great little flower has piqued your interest, you can send flowers to someone special right from our website. Two of our bouquet in a card flower delivery gifts that contain Alstroemeria are the Goldflower and The Kiss. Check out our other great selection of flowers as well!