Alstroemeria, Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas
Alstroemeria psittacina 'Variegata'

Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Genus: Alstroemeria (al-stre-MEE-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: psittacina (sit-uh-SIGN-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Green

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

High Springs, Florida

Mc Alpin, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Pinellas Park, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Roswell, New Mexico

Canby, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

East Port Orchard, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 21, 2011, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I was worried it wouldn't come back after being buried under 3 feet of snow this pat winter. As it died to the ground. But it is April 21st and I can see it emerging. Therefore it is probably zone 6 hardy..