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Alstroemeria, Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas '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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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:

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:


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


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

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 28, 2015, paddyree from Seattle, WA wrote:

This is my favorite Alstroemeria by far! It flowers early on long tall stems, even in a partly shaded spot. This year I didn't get to cutting the spent flower stalks, but a second flush came up anyway from the roots, so had flowers until late September. The local ones sold are always pink and short. The only time they start to flop sideways is when the dog gets in the patch, so I surround with wire fencing now, but wouldn't need to ordinarily. When I dug some up to replant, they grew that summer, but didn't flower until the next. I prefer these to another similar cultivar, Third Harmonic, which is orange-ier, and more likely to lean over. Love this bright yellow color with dark markings!


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.


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!


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.


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

Deer resistant