These flowers have a special place in my heart. We used them in our wedding centerpieces, paired with miniature roses. But I’ll let you in on a secret: when our florist first suggested these beautiful flowers, I had no idea what they were. Alstro-what? Even after our wedding, I had trouble remembering what they were called or anything else about them. Perfect nomination for a blog post, right?
These flowers are also called peruvian lilies. They come in a variety of colors, you can often find flecked flowers which create gorgeous color combinations. I was drawn to these flowers because they have more of a “wildflower” feel. They are relatively inexpensive, so they are a great way to fill out arrangements and add color and texture. Each stem has three to five blooms so you can get a lot of flower for the money. They also have no scent, so they are a great choice if you are choosing other flowers with a scent.
Colors: white, red, yellow, pink, lavender, purple, flecked and multi-colored
Available: all year round
Bloom Size: 1.5 to 3 inches
Fun Fact: The flower is originally from South America, and is supposed to symbolize friendship and devotion, and the twists in the flower are supposed to represent the trials of friendship.
This was our wedding centerpiece:
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