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PlantFiles: Alstroemeria, Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas
Alstroemeria 'Julieta'

Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Genus: Alstroemeria (al-stre-MEE-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Julieta
Additional cultivar information: (PP16039, Princess Lilies® series; aka Julietta, Zaprijul, Princess Julieta)
Hybridized by Hoogendoorn; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

15 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

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 rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive GreeneLady On Jun 7, 2008, GreeneLady from Oak Island, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Julietta is my favorite Alstroemeria. I also have Sweet Laura and Kopride varieties.

Julietta has a bit larger blossom than my other two varieties yet has a more compact growing habit.

These are planted in part shade. They get filtered shade in the morning and then about 3 hours of evening sun.

I've found Alstroemeria really appreciate a daily watering even once established.

Positive wallaby1 On Jul 23, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

This one is so beautiful. It has survived two winers in a large metal babies bath tub and returned well. The last winter was prolonged, very cold, with frost to -9C.

I have had another different Alstreomeria in a similar tub for 8 years, it does still return but has dwindled. I took a piece from that to grow in a pot, kept under cover in a shed with a window over winter. They prefer to have cool roots and don't like disturbance.

The name on the label is spelled with two "ll"s in Julietta, I have seen other spellings with one "t". It is a Registered trade Mark of the growers Van Zanten Plants B.V.

As stated on the "Princess Lilies" web site:

Breeder & plant breedersright
The breeders of Royal Van Zanten have been active as of 1994 in making cross fertilisation in order to develop the genetically dwarf Alstroemeria "Princess Lilies®".

Also stated:

Princess Liliesâ is a series of plants belonging to the Alstroemeria family. This plant originates from Brazil and the Andes in Chili. In the 18th century the Swedish researcher Clas Alstroemer brought this plant back to Europe and from 1950 onwards the production of cutting-Alstroemeria started gradually in Europe. Meanwhile the cutting-Alstroemeria has become well known for its long flowering time and its large variation in available colours.

By making cross-fertilisation between shorter types, the first of a series of pot- ,tub- or garden-Alstroemeria’s came on the market in 1998. In the following years a greater variety of colours were added so that now there are 17 different types. All new introductions have to meet certain requirements to get the predicate Princess Liliesâ

The quality standards of the Princess Liliesâ series are:

In bloom from spring till autumn (also in warm areas),
Rich flowering,
Compact growth without use of chemical products,
Suitable for patio (tub) and garden,
Flowers in sun and shade,
Semi winterhard.

Princess Liliesâ grows from rootstocks; also called rhizome. From the growing point of these rootstocks new shoots will continuously be split off. Because of this, it is desirable to give the rootstock enough space to grow. If the plant is put in a pot that is too small, the plant will not grow, it will start to grow if you put it in a larger pot.

It is possible to keep the maintenance of Princess Liliesâ to a minimum. Flowers that are past flowering do not get moulded and do not have to be removed. It is important to give the plants regularly extra fertilizer, because the rootstocks use a lot of nutrition. A mix of fertilizer with NPK 12:10:18 is excellent and suitable for these plants.

It is necessary to water the plants in the tub regularly.

Princess Liliesâ are semi winterhard and they can bear some frost. If you do not cover up the plants almost 70% will survive through the winter in The Netherlands. If you cover the plants with straw almost all the plants will survive through the winter. Plants in a tub will freeze faster. To avoid this you must put the plants in a frost-free area during the winter. When the plants start to grow in the spring, give the plants extra fertilizer so they blossom sooner and more vigorous.

Princess Liliesâ are insensitive to most diseases and plagues; it is wise to watch out for snails."

It would appear by the Patent application information that it was originally called just 'Zaprijul' as this is the same picture as on their web site and there is no variety with just that name. The full information can be seen for this.


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

San Jose, California
Vista, California
Harlem, Georgia
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Parkton, North Carolina
Salem, Oregon
Brazoria, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Seattle, Washington

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