There are so many different flowers. So, every month there’s one flower that gets put in the spotlight. For the month of May that flower is alstroemeria. This colourful, bright and happy flower is getting more popular and we know why! Curious about the alstroemeria? At Finnflor we have listed some interesting facts about this flower that are also fun to tell your customers when they buy a bouquet with this flower.
Colours and shapes of the alstroemeria
The alstroemeria hides somewhat shyly in its bud at first. So, it’s pretty much a surprise when it opens those buds. That’s when you will see six to eight flowers on the stem, with a flaming interior of white, yellow, red, orange, purple or pink which everyone can really enjoy and appreciate. Particularly since these flowers have a very long vase life.
The exotic alstroemeria is also called the Inca Lily. This is a reference to its natural habitat: the cool mountain ranges of the Andes in Chile, Brazil and Peru. The flower was discovered in the Andes in the 18th century by the Swedish scientist Clas Alströmer. He was the one that gave this beautiful flower its name.
The alstroemeria symbolism
Most flowers have a special meaning or symbolise something. Same goes for the alstroemeria. The alstroemeria symbolises enduring friendship. Therefore, it’s the perfect gift to celebrate a beautiful friendship. Each of the alstroemeria’s six petals represent an important characteristic: understanding, humour, patience, empathy, commitment and respect.
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