Alstroemeria Species, Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria pelegrina

Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Genus: Alstroemeria (al-stre-MEE-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: pelegrina (pel-e-GREE-na) (Info)
Synonym:Alstroemeria amoena
Synonym:Alstroemeria peregrina


Alpines and Rock Gardens

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


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

Clovis, California

Huntington Beach, California

Mission Viejo, California

Napa, California

Sacramento, California

San Jose, California

Homosassa, Florida

Gonzales, Louisiana

Crockett, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 29, 2008, maryluck from Huntington Beach, CA wrote:

This plant is ridiculously easy to grow in my zip code 92646. We started with two plants and now they have propogated themselves all around the yard. It is fast becoming a weedy pest. However, they are pretty and easy-care, so I'll let them be for now. On hot days when the seed pods are ripe, just the slightest touch makes the pod explode open with a pop. Lots of times they pop on their own. They seem to favor sites that are bright, but with only a couple of hours of direct sunlight a day.


On Jun 2, 2007, Ursula from Santiago,
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This pretty Alstroemeria species reaches up to 50cm (20), loves full sun, slightly moist soil, tolerates salty soil and coastal winds, since it is endemic to a small portion of our seaside, but does not tolerate frost. It is recommended to moisten the foliage from time to time. This species will benefit from late winter fertilizing.

Propagation from seeds: during autumn, using a mix of equal parts 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 do not cover them just press them gently against the sand. It can occur that the seed emerges from the soil when it germinates. In such case, do neither press it back into the soil nor cover it with more sand leave it just as it is. This sp... read more