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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1997

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


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:

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Deer resistant


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

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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