Alstroemeria Species, Herb Lily, Liuto, Saint Martin's Lily

Alstroemeria ligtu subsp. simsii

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 11, 2004, Ursula from Santiago,
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

The Chilean Native Alstroemeria ligtu is the most used Alstroemeria for hybridizing. Unfortunately, Chile does not obtain any royalties for Alstroemeria hybrids.

This stunning plant loves full sun to part shade and required medium 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 rhizom every three years.

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. Transplant into individual bags/pots once the plantlets have reached some 5 cm (2"), handling v... read more

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