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Alstroemeria 'Princess Camilla' (Peruvian lily 'Princess Camilla' )

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.35m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Alstroemeria 'Princess Camilla'

Other names

Peruvian lily 'Princess Camilla'

Genus

Alstroemeria Alstroemeria

Variety or Cultivar

'Princess Camilla' _ 'Princess Camilla', a dwarf, long flowering variety, has lance-shaped leaves and white flowers in summer.


Alstroemeria 'Princess Camilla' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Spreading

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin allergies.

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

Virus diseases cause yellow mottling and distortion.

General care

Pruning

Pull stems up after flowering, leaving tubers in ground.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Alstroemeria 'Princess Camilla' (Peruvian lily 'Princess Camilla' ) will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in either full sun or partial shade. Young plants should be left undisturbed to grow into clumps. Mulch each winter for the two years.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, 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)

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Botanical name

Alstroemeria 'Princess Camilla'

Other names

Peruvian lily 'Princess Camilla'

Genus

Alstroemeria Alstroemeria

Variety or Cultivar

'Princess Camilla' _ 'Princess Camilla', a dwarf, long flowering variety, has lance-shaped leaves and white flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Spreading

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin allergies.


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

Virus diseases cause yellow mottling and distortion.

General care

Pruning

Pull stems up after flowering, leaving tubers in ground.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Alstroemeria 'Princess Camilla' (Peruvian lily 'Princess Camilla' ) will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in either full sun or partial shade. Young plants should be left undisturbed to grow into clumps. Mulch each winter for the two years.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, 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)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Alstroemeria 'Princess Camilla' (Peruvian lily 'Princess Camilla' )

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 'Princess Camilla' (Peruvian lily 'Princess Camilla' )

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 'Princess Camilla' (Peruvian lily 'Princess Camilla' )

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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