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Alstroemeria psittacina (Parrot Lily)

Parrot Lily, Alstroemeria pulchella


Noted for its exotic, feathery blooms reminiscent of parrots, Alstroemeria psittacina (Parrot Lily) is a tuberous perennial with leafy, mauve-spotted, erect stems crowned by 5-9 narrow lily-shaped dark crimson flowers, adorned with bright green tips and mahogany streaks. Blooming from mid summer to early fall, this easy-to-grow plant brings a cheerful note and a tropical touch to the garden. The blooms make excellent cut flowers, often lasting 2 weeks in a vase.

  • Grows in a bushy, slowly expanding clump, up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm). This plant travels by rhizomes, eventually forming a large colony, but is not usually a pest.
  • Performs best in full sun or partial shade and enjoys fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Mulch for the first two winters.
  • Generally disease free. May be damaged by slugs.
  • Pull stems up after flowering, leaving tubers in ground. Propagate by division in fall or very early spring.
  • Contact may cause skin allergies.
  • Native to Brazil, Argentina

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 11
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 Alstroemeria - Peruvian Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Depth 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 11
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 Alstroemeria - Peruvian Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Depth 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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