Common Name: Alstroemeria
Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Brown, Cream, Purple, Pink|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June & July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
- Other features: contact with the foliage may cause skin irritation
Pinkish-purple flowers which are heavily flecked with chocolate coloured markings on their creamy-white inner petals and lightly dappled on the outer tepals look magnificent when planted with rich plums, purples and soft lilacs.
- Garden care: Always wear gloves when working with Peruvian lilies since contact with the foliage may cause skin irritation. After flowering cut back the faded flower-stems. In autumn provide a dry mulch of bracken or bark chippings to protect young plants.