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All about Alstroemeria

Moxie Blooms, your go-to destination for farm-direct fresh floral arrangements. At Moxie Blooms, we take pride in offering a stunning array of flowers that are not only beautiful but also affordable. Alstroemeria are a favorite flower of every DIY enthusiast.  Known for their stunning blooms, bold color and hardiness, they’re a must have flower when DIY’ing your own arrangements, hosting a Flower Bar, workshop, Girls’ Night or Kid’s party!

Alstroemeria Unveiled

Originating from South America, alstroemeria goes by various names, such as Peruvian lilies or lily of the Incas. This genus of flowering plants belongs to the family Alstroemeriaceae and traces its name back to Baron Claes von Alstromer, a Swedish naturalist who stumbled upon this beautiful bloom in Peru.

With over 150 species, only a handful are commonly cultivated. Among the most sought-after cultivars are 'Princess Liliana,' 'Bolero,' and 'Ruby Red.' These blooms come in an extensive spectrum of colors, including white, light pink, dark pink, purple, orange, and yellow.

Year-Round Elegance

Alstroemeria blooms from early summer to fall, ensuring a constant supply for your DIY endeavors. Its long-lasting nature makes it an excellent choice for bouquets and floral arrangements, making it readily available for your wedding, regardless of the season.

The Language of Alstroemeria:Symbolic Significance

Alstroemeria holds a special place as a symbol of friendship, devotion, wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. Choosing this flower for your special event not only adds elegance but also carries a positive and meaningful message.  Throwing a Girls’ Night party for you and your besties?  With Alstroemeria as the symbol of friendship, what flower could be better!  

Crafting Beauty: Alstroemeria in Your DIY Wedding

DIY brides adore alstroemeria for its versatility and affordability. From bouquets and centerpieces to boutonnieres and arch arrangements, the possibilities are endless. Its longevity ensures that the floral magic lasts throughout your special day.

  • Breathtaking Bouquets: Add a touch of alstroemeria to your bouquet for an exquisite and colorful accent. With a wide range of colors available, finding the perfect shade to complement your wedding theme is a breeze.
  • Captivating Centerpieces: Elevate your tablescapes with alstroemeria centerpieces. Whether used alone or mixed with other blooms, these flowers bring vibrancy and sophistication to your wedding decor.
  • Radiant Boutonnieres: Create lively and bright boutonnieres using alstroemeria flower blooms. Mix and match colors and other flowers to add texture and personality to these groomsmen accessories.
  • Whimsical Corsages: For a burst of color and excitement, incorporate alstroemeria blooms into your wedding corsages. Their vibrant hues make for eye-catching and memorable accessories.
  • Statement Arrangements: Use Alstroemeria as the perfect choice for your statement designs for your next event!  With long stems and a hardy nature, alstroemeria is the perfect choice for larger arrangements!
  •  Ethereal Arch or Arbor Arrangements: Create a one-of-a-kind ceremony arch or arbor arrangement with alstroemeria flowers. Elevate your wedding decor with this unique and breathtaking touch.
  • Hanging Floral Installations: Experiment with hanging alstroemeria decorations by suspending blooms from the ceiling or archway. This DIY approach adds an enchanting and personalized element to your wedding venue.
  • Aisle Adornments: Line your ceremony aisle with alstroemeria for a touch of natural elegance. These flowers bring a unique and charming ambiance to your wedding procession.: No matter how you choose to incorporate alstroemeria, rest assured that it will be a stellar addition to your DIY wedding. With its extensive color options and enduring blooms, alstroemeria is a choice that blends beauty and budget seamlessly.

Endless Color Possibilities

Alstroemeria offers a wide range of colors, allowing you to select the perfect shade for your wedding theme. Consider these popular color combinations:

  • White and Pink: A classic choice for a bridal or baby shower.
  • Purple and White: A regal palette perfect for a royal-themed celebration.
  • Orange and Yellow: A fun and festive blend ideal for summer or fall parties.
  • Monochromatic: A modern and minimalist choice for a sleek aesthetic.
  • Rainbow: A playful and unique combination for a colorful and lively celebration.  This color combo would be perfect for a kids party or birthday celebration!

Whether you're planning a classic, romantic, or whimsical party, alstroemeria provides the perfect canvas for your floral dreams. Its full blooms make it easy to create stunning arrangements, and its affordability makes it an excellent option for budget-conscious hostesses.

Nurturing Your Blooms: DIY Tips for Alstroemeria in Your Arrangements

When you order alstroemeria flowers from Moxie Blooms, you can expect them to arrive fresh and ready for your creative touch. After unpacking, re-cut the stems and place the flowers in clean water, ensuring any leaves below the waterline are removed to prevent rot. Alstroemeria can last from 5 to 10 days with proper care.  Flowers are shipped directly from the farm to your doorstep!

Sustaining Freshness

To maintain the freshness of your alstroemeria, add flower food to the water and change it every two days or if it appears dirty. Trim the stems again if needed and remove any broken or browning stems for use in boutonnieres and corsages.

With the right care, alstroemeria can retain its beauty throughout your wedding day. Recut the stems every 2 to 3 days as needed, ensuring a radiant and long-lasting display.

Convenience at Your Fingertips: Buy Alstroemeria Flowers Online

For a hassle-free experience, Moxie Blooms provides a wide variety of alstroemeria flowers in every color imaginable. Our online ordering system ensures that your flowers are delivered right to your doorstep straight from the farm! You can read more about our shipping options here.

If you're planning a large-scale event, consider buying alstroemeria in bulk. Moxie Blooms offers an extensive selection of alstroemeria flowers for bulk purchase, providing you with the abundance needed for your grand celebration. Want to pull it all together with supplies and instructions?  No problem!  Check out Flower Moxie Supply for all your vase and mechanics needs and be sure to check out our tutorials here for all your design needs!

Moxie Blooms allows you to place your flower order at least 8 days before your event!  By taking a proactive approach, you can avoid last-minute stress and have ample time to turn your alstroemeria into the bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements of your dreams. 

No matter what your vision is for your party or workshop, Moxie Blooms can help you. For more information about our alstroemeria flowers, or to place an order, please contact us today. We are here to help make your DIY dreams a reality!


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