Alstroemeria Species, Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria ligtu subsp. incarnata

Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Genus: Alstroemeria (al-stre-MEE-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: ligtu subsp. incarnata

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 8, 2007, Ursula from Santiago,
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This stunning plant loves full sun to part shade and requires medium to low watering. Once a year, during autumn, and when the growth has died back, it is recommended to fertilize with fully decomposed manure. It is also recommended to divide the rhizome every three years.

If your zone is colder than 9, try heavy mulching to protect the rhizome.

Propagation from seeds: during autumn, using a mix of three portions of compost and one portion of sharp river sand. Cover the sowing mix with a fine layer of sharp river sand, distribute the seeds and barely cover with another layer of sand. If your climate is a Mediteranean type climate or an equivalent to zone 9b, place your sowing pan either in a cold frame or a cold greehouse, since these seeds require some cold ... read more

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