Alstroemeria sp., Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria sp.

Peruvian Lily
Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Origin: South America
USDA Zone: 7-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Once established, Peruvian Lilies require occasional water, and occasional fertilizing.

Grown in hardiness zones 7-11, Alstroemeria sp. (Peruvian Lily) is a small shrub, with a size ranging from 2 to 5 ft that is native to South America. It is an ideal plant for making a statement in your garden with its abundant profusion of colorful flowers. It has the potential to bring a mix of striking colors to your space with its range of pink, white and off-white, blue, lavender, purple and red to crimson and vinous, and yellow to orange flowers. It can also be used to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your space.

When it comes to growing and caring for your Peruvian Lily, it prefers full sun in areas with cool summers, however in Florida and other hot summer regions, plant in semi-shade or full-shade to protect the plant from the scorching heat. As for water and fertilizing requirements, it is suitable for moderate water and occasional fertilizing once it is established.

If you're in a more temperate climate where it gets cold, and you want to take the plant indoors during Winter, potting it up is a great option. Just make sure to avoid over-watering, group plants together and use a light, well-draining mix for your pot. When caring for Peruvian Lily in the colder months, choose a spot that doesn't receive direct sun light, as this can cause them to become more susceptible to cold damage. For maximum cold protection, you should ensure that your pot is placed in a sheltered and frost-free location, with a temperature hardy enough to warrant a mature plant in the colder winter months.

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