Colorita® Louise® Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria x 'Zaprilou'

SKU
08725
Dense, mounding form produces masses of large, purplish pink flowers with lemon yellow throats, from early spring to first frost. Rhizomes will survive underground after moderate frost, producing strong branched flower stems again in spring. Great for massing at the front of borders. Outstanding container plant. Herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciational-stre-MEE-ree-uh
LorePeruvian lilies are native to the rich soils of the mountain regions of South America, in Chile and Brazil. The introduction of the alstroemeria to Europe has been credited to 18th century botanist, Claus von Alstroemer of Sweden, hence the botanical name. Alstroemeria make excellent cut flowers, and are symbolic of friendship and devotion--making them ideal for wedding bouquets.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms continuously from spring to fall.
Design IdeasPlant in classical urns or terra cotta pots. Gang them in window boxes and trough planters. Equally happy in the garden where its versatility fits a variety of garden styles. Takes on a traditional cottage garden character when integrated into perennial borders. A valuable source of flower color in tropical gardens too heavy on foliage plants. Spot into foundation plantings at high traffic areas to appreciate the stellar flowers. A perfect cutting garden candidate.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Grows well in enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove spent blooms promptly to encourage continuous bloom. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

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