Alstroemeria flowers bloom during late spring or early summer.
Alstroemeria come in orange, pink, rose, purple, red, yellow, white or salmon colors.
Alstroemeria is named after the Swedish botanist Klas von Alstroemer, who was a pupil of the great botanical classifier Linnaeus.
The genus Alstroemeria consists of about 50 species.
Alstroemeria leaves are upside down. The leaf twists as it leaves the stem, so that the bottom is facing upwards.
Alstroemeria is more like grass where the veins go up the leaves but none branching across. This can also be seen in grasses, irises and lilies.
Alstroemeria flowers are no fragrance.
If you look at an Alstroemeria stem you can sometimes see a spiral growth pattern on the stem. This is due to the production of new cells in a spiral sequence and this is the cause of the head moving the way it does.
Most modern hybrid Alstroemeria plants are propagated in a laboratory.
Not all Alstroemeria have striped petals.
Alstroemeria stop producing flowers if they get too hot.