I used to dismiss alstromeria as a “super market” flower sold with unopened, unimpressive blooms. Now I have a lot of admiration for the flower also known as the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas. Given a chance, alstroemeria open to a striking yet delicate bloom and last for more than a week, maybe ten days. The pink and white blooms here are more than a week old and still look fresh! If you are looking for an economical way to create a pretty bouquet, be sure to consider alstromeria!