Alstroemeria pulchella /Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria pulchella  / Alstroemeria pulchella
Spring flowers and foliage
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Spring flowers and foliage

Spring flowers and buds

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Scientific Name: Alstroemeria pulchella
Common Name: Peruvian Lily
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit color: Yellow, Pink, Red, Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Although a long-lived perennial in its native Brazil, parrot lilies are normally grown as annuals for their colorful spring flowers. The cultivated types produce large showy flowers. Some members of this group can be real pests in the garden because of their aggressive spread where conditions are favorable. Provide a moist, fertile, well drained soil and full sunlight for best growth. This plant is probably unequal in its length of life of good quality as a cutflower.