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Alstroemeria 'Saturne' (Peruvian Lily)

Peruvian Lily 'Saturne', Lily of the Inca 'Saturne', Parrot Lily 'Saturne'


Cheerful and exotic looking, Alstroemeria 'Saturne' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous perennial with warm coral-pink flowers, interestingly heart-shaped at their tips. Their inner petals are adorned with dark burgundy streaks and a bright golden-yellow flash. Compact and mound-forming, 'Saturne' blooms profusely for weeks above a handsome foliage of lance-shaped, dark green leaves.

'Saturne' belongs to the Planet Series, bred in France by Ernest Turc, a series which includes many brightly colored cultivars. 2 of them, 'Cahors' and 'Sirius', have received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

  • Blooming fromReliable, easy to grow, low maintenance, beloved by butterflies and other pollinators but ignored by deer. Generally disease free. May be damaged by slugs. Plant tubers 8 in. deep (20 cm) in late summer or early fall. 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.early summer to early fall, 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. Great as accent plants (plant a minimum of 3 plants for best visual impact), spectacular in mass plantings.
  • Growing up to 28 in. tall (70 cm) on stems clad with narrow green leaves, it 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. Hardy once established, it will need mulching through winter
  • 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.

Alstroemeria are tuberous perennials originating from South America. An essential component of many bouquets thanks to their long vase life (over 2 weeks), Peruvian Lilies 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. There are many different varieties of Peruvian Lilies: some as low-growing (up to 12 in. or 30 cm) while others can be as tall as 3 feet high (90 cm). Some are hardier than others. You will have to be careful in your selection.

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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.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 12
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 (Early,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
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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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 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 12
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 (Early,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
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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