Alstroemeria, Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas 'Mauve Majesty'

Alstroemeria

Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Genus: Alstroemeria (al-stre-MEE-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mauve Majesty

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sylva, North Carolina

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 17, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

It is said to flower nonstop from June to frost under suitable conditions.

Needs rich moist well-drained soil. Flowers best with a cool root run, best with a heavy summer mulch and some protection from afternoon sun where summers are hot.

On well established plants, flower stems should be harvested by pulling rather than cutting, both because it's easier and because pulling stimulates the production of new flower stems.

Modern hybrid alstroemerias are clump-formers and do not run aggressively like the older kinds.

US PP # 174941 (2007)

Neutral

On Aug 10, 2008, Sneirish from Swansea, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have been eyeing this plant all summer at one of our local nurseries - not quite convinced that it will survive my zone 6 winter, no matter what they say. Finally I bought it at the end of season clearance. They recommended a well-drained area and well mulched for the winter.
It is just beautiful, and I do hope it makes it. We'll see...

Alstroemeria 'Mauve Majesty'
Bright mauve pink flowers with beautiful dark speckling and a creamy yellow throat are produced atop neat, upright plants in midsummer. They make excellent cut flowers, lasting up to 2 weeks in a vase. New from the Breeding Program of Mark Bridgen at Cornell. PPAF
Zone: 6
Exposure: sun

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