Alstroemeria hybrids

Botanical Name: Alstroemeria hybrids

Phonetic: Al-Strow-mer-ee-uh high-bridz

Common Name(s): Peruvian Lily

Family: Liliaceae
Origin: South America
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Bright green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Late spring-mid summer
Flower Color(s): Range of colors: white, pink, purple, red, orange, yellow, peach

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Growth Rate: Can be invasive        
Height: 2-5 Feet/species specific
Spread: 2-5 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/high
Pest/Diseases: 
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil, mulch in winter, loamy soil

Maintenance: Remove stem after blooms are spent, regular fertilizer is required to maintain bloom, regular water in growing season

Features: Beautiful trumpet-like flowers (spotted or streaked), range of colors, spread by tubers
Uses: Pots are probably the safest way, cut flowers, perennial borders, woodland garden, subtropical garden, Asian garden

 

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