Alstroemeria, Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas 'Inca Ice'

Alstroemeria

Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Genus: Alstroemeria (al-stre-MEE-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Inca Ice
Additional cultivar information:(Inca series, aka Koice)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Whitney Point, New York

Jacksonville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 16, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is a great garden plant if it performs as claimed. The flowers are a soft peach polychrome, not white.

It is said to flower nonstop from June to frost under suitable conditions. It has sailed through -12F in western Michigan in the fields at Walters Gardens.

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.

The cultivar na... read more

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