August Flower Of The Month - Alstroemeria
Alstroemeria, also known as the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, was named and first discovered by Baron Claus von Alstromer, a Swedish baron who collected the seeds on a trip to Spain in 1753.
Alstroemeria can add a spectacular dash of colour to any bouquet or display. They have a trumpet-shaped flower and come in a wide range of colours from white to golden yellow, orange to apricot, pink to red, lavender and purple. With a wide colour palette, Alstroemeria is the perfect flower to give your friends, Alstroemeria symbolises friendship and devotion.
How to Care For Alstroemeria
A long-lasting cut flower, these delicate and soft blooms last up to two weeks as a cut flower. To keep them fresh and vibrant, make sure to follow these steps:
1) Fill a clean vase with water
2) Remove any leaves that may touch the water
3) Cut the stems 1 to 2cm from the bottom
4) Place the stems into the vase
5) They are thirsty flower, so top the vase up every few days and re-cut the stems.