Well hello there Autumn, another truly fantastic time of year and a whole new season of flowers to enjoy. This month’s flower of the month is the stunning Alstroemeria (also known as the Inca Lily), they come in amazing and rather eye catching colours of the rainbow although white tends to be a favourite in September (signifying a new start!) and we think they’re a pretty awesome addition to any room in the house.
Alstroemeria’s bloom between June and October, so September is the perfect month to enjoy them at their absolute finest. These flowers love a dramatic entrance and save their beauty for just the right moment so if you pop in store to pick some up, you won’t find them in full bloom as they hide in their buds, it’s only once you’ve got them home that they’ll embrace the spotlight and make their blooming entrance- pretty cool right?
Other interesting facts include:
Ø They originate from the cool mountain regions of the Andes in Brazil, Peru and Chile
Ø Over recent years, through careful growing and care, the flowers have adapted resulting in sturdy stems, aesthetically pleasing green foliage as well as a much longer vase life- more for your money there then!
Ø No flower is the same as they can come in various styles and markings- some leaves have stripes, some have spots and some are completely plain
Ø The Alstroemeria flower is a symbol of wealth, prosperity and fortune as well as being the flower of friendship 🏵️ 🏵️ 🌸
Ø You’ll have to appreciate these ones on looks alone we’re afraid as they actually have no fragrance!!
Ø Oh and keep an eye on the room temp, these guys stop producing flowers if the soil gets too hot.
We do stock these right here in our Longridge store, so if you fancy adding them to your September flowers shopping list, pop by or even give us a call and we’ll ensure they’re ready for collection. Then once you’re home and they’re basking in their full glory, pop a pic up and tag us on Instagram and Facebook
See you soon…