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, Pink, White|
|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
Upright leafy stems are crowned with open clusters of pink-flushed white blooms which are irregularly striped with russet brown. Ideal for adding bright colour to the summer border, they will slowly spread to form good-sized clumps.
- 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.