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Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Gorgeous Alstroemeria

Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Inca, Parrot Lily


An essential component of many bouquets thanks to their long vase life (over 2 weeks), Peruvian Lilies (Alstroemeria) are striking beauties that also deserve a spot outdoors. Borne in loose clusters, their 2 in. (5 cm) exotic blossoms are often streaked or freckled and are available in a fabulous range of colors. Resembling lilies with their attractive trumpet-like flowers, they do not grow from true bulbs, but rather grow from tuberous roots which spread outward, gradually increasing the plant size each year.

1. Select The Right Site

  • Peruvian Lilies grow best in locations with full morning sun and some shade in the afternoons.
  • They thrive in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Good drainage is absolutely essential for success.
  • Most are winter hardy in growing zones 7-10. Not sure about your growing zone? Check here.

Guide Information

Hardiness 7 - 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Alstroemeria - Peruvian Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 7 - 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Alstroemeria - Peruvian Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
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