Alstroemeria, Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas
Alstroemeria 'Sweet Laura'

Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Genus: Alstroemeria (al-stre-MEE-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sweet Laura
Additional cultivar information:(PP10030)
Hybridized by Bridgen
Registered or introduced: 1997

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

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Cinisi,

Mission Viejo, California

Redwood City, California

Indianapolis, Indiana

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Canton, Ohio

Uniontown, Ohio

Saint Matthews, South Carolina

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 24, 2008, GreeneLady from Oak Island, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I also have a few other varieties of Alstroemeria, but for some reason, the flowers are deformed on all of my Sweet Laura. This is the first year they have been in the ground, so I will give them until next year to see if they get better. The flowers opened up, but it looks like it has no petals, and the "flowers" are tiny.

Positive

On Jul 10, 2007, Illoquin from Indianapolis, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love this one, too. It came through the winter with flying colors, which in Indianapolis is saying something. I had some electicians break off all the stems and had to quickly move the roots in the dead of summer in 90 degree temperatures and within a week the stems are a foot tall and have buds on them! The flowers are long-lasting as cuts and all in all I would say this plant is fantastic all around!

If I could find other Alstroemerias just as tough in pinks, reds,oranges, and rose colors I would be thrilled!

Positive

On Mar 29, 2005, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Atlanta - I love this flower - yes, a bit invasive but so beautiful! If you need to dig it up, just dig deep and put the dirt in a wheelbarrow or box or plastic tarp to sift out the broken pieces of root. The flowers last very well in a vase and are soooo beautiful!!!

Cannot take the afternoon sun here in Atlanta - the leaves will bleach out.

Positive

On May 1, 2004, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Deer resistant