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Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) (Peruvian lily (any hardy variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety)

Other names

Peruvian lily (any hardy variety), Parrot lily (any hardy variety), Lily of the Inca (any hardy variety), Lis des Incas (any hardy variety)

Genus

Alstroemeria Alstroemeria

Variety or Cultivar

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Alstroemeria, you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) are upright, clump-forming, tuberous perennials with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, from early summer to mid-autumn, open clusters of funnel-shaped, flecked, usually bicoloured flowers in a variety of colours.


Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Compact, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin allergies.

Flower

Striped, White, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red in Summer; Pink, Yellow, Orange, White, Striped, Red, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

Virus diseases cause yellow mottling and distortion.

Virus Virus

General care

Pruning

Remove stems after flowering, leaving tubers in ground.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) (Peruvian lily (any hardy variety)) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Plant tubers 20cm deep in late summer or autumn in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Leave young plants undisturbed to grow into clumps. Mulch in winter for the first two years.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety)

Other names

Peruvian lily (any hardy variety), Parrot lily (any hardy variety), Lily of the Inca (any hardy variety), Lis des Incas (any hardy variety)

Genus

Alstroemeria Alstroemeria

Variety or Cultivar

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Alstroemeria, you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) are upright, clump-forming, tuberous perennials with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, from early summer to mid-autumn, open clusters of funnel-shaped, flecked, usually bicoloured flowers in a variety of colours.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Compact, Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin allergies.


Colour

Flower

Striped, White, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red in Summer; Pink, Yellow, Orange, White, Striped, Red, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

Virus diseases cause yellow mottling and distortion.

Specific diseases

Virus

General care

Pruning

Remove stems after flowering, leaving tubers in ground.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) (Peruvian lily (any hardy variety)) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Plant tubers 20cm deep in late summer or autumn in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Leave young plants undisturbed to grow into clumps. Mulch in winter for the first two years.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) (Peruvian lily (any hardy variety))

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Tomato yellow ring virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus with a broad host range; but found most commonly on tomato. Detected in Europe for the first time in 2013/14; on tomato plants in Poland.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) (Peruvian lily (any hardy variety))

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Contarinia jongi

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Gall midge which is a pest of Alstroemeria; reported for the first time in Europe in 2016; in glasshouses in Netherlands. Statutory action would be taken against findings on planting material and growers should be aware and monitor for its presence.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Alstroemeria (any hardy variety) (Peruvian lily (any hardy variety))

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Alstroemeria necrotic streak virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus affecting Chrysanthemum and Alstroemeria; but possibly with a wider host range. Risk can be mitigated by avoiding bringing imported cut flowers onto growing sites.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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