Create Your Garden

Alstroemeria ‘Princess Louise’ (Peruvian Lily)

Peruvian Lily 'Princess Louise', Lily of the Inca 'Princess Louise', Parrot Lily 'Princess Louise', Alstroemeria 'Zaprilou', Princess Series

Alstroemeria 'Princess Louise', Peruvian Lily 'Princess Louise', Lily of the Inca 'Princess Louise', Parrot Lily 'Princess Louise', Alstroemeria 'Zaprilou', Princess Series, Pink Lily, Pink Peruvian Lily, Pink Alstroemeria, Lily flower, Lily Flower

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria ‘Princess Louise’ (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of purplish pink flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), borne from early summer into fall. Long-lasting, the blossoms are adorned with a yellow throat and burgundy streaks on their inner petals. This Peruvian Lily constitutes an excellent border plant, providing striking color and contrast to the perennial border and mixes beautifully with annuals and other summer flowering bulbs. It is well suited to containers, to small gardens lacking space, and to the cutting garden as it makes excellent fresh cut flowers.

  • Grows up to 8-12 in. tall and wide (20-30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade and enjoys fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Good moisture is required and dry soils should be avoided. Select a spot that is sheltered from the wind.
  • Reliable, easy to grow, low maintenance, beloved by butterflies and other pollinators but ignored by deer.
  • Generally disease free. May be damaged by slugs.
  • Pull stems from the base to promote new blooms (instead of cutting). Deadhead the spent flowers to prevent this plant from multiplying too much via self-seeding.
  • Propagate by division in fall or very early spring.
  • Contact may cause skin allergies.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Gorgeous Alstroemeria


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. Resembling lilies with their attractive trumpet-like flowers, they grow from tuberous roots which spread outward, gradually increasing the plant size each year – provided some basic rules are respected.

Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Heat Zones 7 - 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Alstroemeriaceae
Genus Alstroemeria
Common names Peruvian Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Depth 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden, City and Courtyard
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
Not sure which Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily) to pick?
Compare Now

Alternative Plants to Consider

Alstroemeria ligtu hybrids (Peruvian Lily)
Alstroemeria Inticancha ‘Magic White’ (Peruvian Lily)
Alstroemeria ‘Prima Donna’ (Peruvian Lily)
Alstroemeria ‘Bali’ (Peruvian Lily)
Alstroemeria psittacina (Parrot Lily)
Alstroemeria ‘Cleo’ (Peruvian Lily)

Recommended Companion Plants

Aconitum napellus (Monkshood)
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sonata White’
Geranium Rozanne (Cranesbill)

Find In One of Our Guides or Gardens

26 Terrific Summer Bulbs to Grow in your Garden or Pots
Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)
Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Gorgeous Alstroemeria
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.
Buy Plants

Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Heat Zones 7 - 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Alstroemeriaceae
Genus Alstroemeria
Common names Peruvian Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Depth 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden, City and Courtyard
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
Not sure which Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily) to pick?
Compare Now

Gardening Ideas

Plant Calculator

How many Alstroemeria ‘Princess Louise’ (Peruvian Lily) do I need for my garden?

Input your garden space dimensions

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Alstroemeria ‘Princess Louise’ (Peruvian Lily) N/A Buy Plants

Please Login to Proceed

You Have Reached The Free Limit, Please Subscribe to Proceed

Subscribe to Gardenia

To create additional collections, you must be a paid member of Gardenia
  • Add as many plants as you wish
  • Create and save up to 25 garden collections
Become a Member

Plant Added Successfully

You have Reached Your Limit

To add more plants, you must be a paid member of our site Become a Member

Update Your Credit
Card Information

Cancel

Create a New Collection

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

    You have been subscribed successfully

    Join Gardenia.net

    Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

    Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

    Join now and start creating your dream garden!

    Join Gardenia.net

    Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

    Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

    Join now and start creating your dream garden!

    Find your Hardiness Zone

    Find your Heat Zone

    Find your Climate Zone