Alstroemeria is named after the
Swedish botanist Baron Klas von Alstroemer. This South American flower's
seeds were among many collected by von Alstroemer on a trip to Spain in
1753. Originated from Peru, Brazil and Chile where where they grow in cool
Depending on species, the plants can be seen growing in all different locations from high in the mountains (+500metres) to the dry and sandy plains in South America
They are an extremely long lasting cut flower, the stalk of each flower has another (sometimes 2 or 3) extra small immature flowers on it, if cared for properly will also open giving a vase life of over 2 weeks.
An Alstromeria means devotion