The Alstroemeria is commonly known as the Peruvian Lilly or Lily of the Incas. There are about fifty species of this flowering plan which are mostly restricted to two distinct areas; central Chile and Brazil. Alstroemeria plants that grow in Chile are mainly winter growing plants, and those in Brazil are mostly summer growing plants. The flower was named for the Swedish baron Clas Alstromer by one of his close friends. The Baron collected the seeds of the Alstremeria on a trip to Spain in the year 1753, and today it can be found in several different colors from white to apricot, pink, lavender, and even a golden yellow. The most popular and showy hybrids of this flower are grown from crosses between both species growing in Chile and Brazil. They symbolize friendship and devotion with leaves that grow upside down twisting away from the stem. They are extremely popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in commercial flower trade.
Amaryllis flowers are a monotypic genus of plan, meaning that there is just one species of this plant that is known. It is often referred to as the Belladonna Lily or naked ladies. It is native to the rocky southwest region of South Africa and is often confused with the Hippeastrum bulb. Legend says that the red stunning amaryllis we have become most familiar with around the holiday season began as a shy nymph. The myth states that Amaryllis fell deeply in love with Alteo, a shepherd with Hercules strength and Apollo’s beauty but she was unrequited; she sought advice from the oracle of Delphi. Amaryllis eventually won the love of Alteo and the flower has come to symbolize pride, determination and radiant beauty.
The Anemone is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants. They are a part of the buttercup family that can be found in the north and south temperate zones. They are closely related to the Pasque flower and the Hepatica. Anemones are a perennial herb plant which grows from the rhizomes, caudices, or tubers. The flowers are radially symmetric. They have also been referred to as the poppy anemone and are a favorite garden plant among many. The meaning of the anemone flower is forsaken or dying hope. They are one of the most well known and loved flowers in Israel. It is also sometimes called the wind flower because it was believed that the wind caused it to bloom.
The Anthurium flower is a genus of about 600-800 (and possibly more) species belonging to the arum family. It was probably one of the largest, most complex families of flowers. New ones are being formed almost every year. The can be found mostly in the wet tropical mountain forest of Central America and South America, as well as Panama, Columbia, Brazil, and Ecuador. Anthurium flowers are small and develop crowded in a spike on the axis of the flower called the spadix. They are often divided with a sterile band separating the male from the female. The Anthurium symbolizes hospitality because of the open, heart shape of the flower itself. It is also known as the Flamingo Flower, boy flower, painted tongue and the Painter’s palette because of its shape and color. They generally last a long time and are beautiful flowers to have in your home.