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Common names: alstroemeria, Peruvian lily, Inca lily

Description: The main stems of these cut flowers are 2 to 3 feet long and branch into four to six short pedicels; each holding two to four flower buds.

Colors include yellow, apricot, orange, salmon, pink, red, mauve, lavender, purple, cream, white and bi-colors. Alstroemeria typically last one to two weeks.

Ask your florist about alstroemeria flowers.

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+3 #7 Aboutflowers.com 2012-06-21 11:16
Hi Ken,

Alstroemeria can be tricky to grow. They need direct sun and the right amount of moisture. Too much water, and the rhizomes will suffocate and rot. To encourage re-blooming, pull the spent blooms from the rhizome at the base of the stem. They are indeed a perennial and grow from a compressed stem structure called a rhizome (similar to bulbs and corms). Here are links for alstroemeria growing information:

+9 #6 Ken 2012-06-21 08:21
You mentioned that Alstroemeria is a bulb and a perennial. They don't seem to last in NJ winters. Any way to correct that? ALso, once the flowers are spent, is there a method to get them to re-flower? According to the plant tag that came with the plant, the blooming season is Spring through Fall.
-5 #5 gero1.com 2012-05-09 01:12
this flower i like most.
0 #4 Aboutflowers.com 2011-06-29 11:07
Alstroemeria typically lasts one to two weeks.
+21 #3 Melania Caruso 2011-06-29 11:03
what is the vase life of Astroemeria?
+9 #2 Aboutflowers.com 2011-06-13 13:37
The Alstroemeria is a bulb plant and a perennial.
+7 #1 Albert Petruccio 2011-06-12 12:47
Is the Alstroemeria a bulb or a seed? Is it perennial or annual?
Please let me know.

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