Flower Stories: Alstroemeria

Music Man came home from the store with flowers — our signature flower, the alstroemeria, and some lilies. Alstroemeria is an inexpensive, common “fill-in” flower that is sold in grocery stores everywhere. To us, however, the humble alstroemeria is a symbol of our love and commitment to each other. We used them in our wedding flowers and they have been our signature ever since.

Resembling a miniature lily, alstroemeria, often called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, was named after its discoverer, Baron Claus von Alstromer, a Swedish baron who collected the seeds on a trip to Spain in 1753. Today, this popular flower can be found in a range of colors – from white to golden yellow, orange to apricot, pink to red, lavender and purple. Symbolizing friendship and devotion, the alstroemeria’s leaves grow upside down, with the leaf twisting as it grows out from the stem, so that the bottom is facing upwards – much like the twists, turns and growth of our friendships. — Source: Teleflora

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