- USDA hardiness zones:
Peruvian lily is a tuberous perennial native to South America. Terminal clusters of small, lily-like flowers top slender, upright stems growing in bushy clumps to 2-3' tall. Flowers in yellow or orange, often with spotting and streaking. Blooms in summer. Narrow, twisted, lance-shaped leaves to 4\ long. Synonymous with A. aurantiaca. Hybrid strains of alstroemeria have become extremely popular commercial cut flowers and are available in a wide range colors, including orange, yellow, red, pink, purple, lavender, salmon and white."
- Full sun to part shade
Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in sunny locations. Appreciates some afternoon shade or sun-dappled shade in hot summer climates. Finger-like roots should be spread over a mound of soil in somewhat the same manner as used for planting bare root roses. Winter hardy to USDA Zone 7 (with winter protection), but will not survive most St. Louis winters (Zone 5b to 6a). In St. Louis, plants are best grown in containers which must be brought indoors in winter with very minimal watering. If planted in the ground, alstroemeria clumps may be dug and overwintered indoors a moist medium in a cool location, however it should be noted that the roots are very brittle and difficult to dig. Where they can be planted permanently in the ground, plants will naturalize by creeping roots to form colonies in optimum growing conditions.
Size and growth:
- 1.0 to 3.0 feet
- 1.0 to 2.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- June - July
- Yellow, orange
Showy flowers, Yellow, and Orange
Large container plant. Cut flower.
May require staking when grown in containers.