Alstroemeria, Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas
Alstroemeria 'Odessa'

Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Genus: Alstroemeria (al-stre-MEE-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Odessa

Category:

Annuals

Perennials

Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

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Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 21, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. The 'Odessa' bloom has a white center and with a dark pink edge. The blooms are 8 cm wide and have a vase life of 16 days. There are 4 to 5 flowers per stem with each break being 10 to 12 cm long. The flower stems are very sturdy. It is often used in bridal bouquets.

I believe 'Odessa' was bred by Könst Alstroemeria B.V. which is a company specializing in the selection, breeding and propagation of Alstroemeria plants.