Colorita® Eliane® Peruvian Lily
Alstroemeria x 'Zaprielia'
|Description||Masses of impressively large, rosy pink petals with a golden center and rich maroon flecks from early spring to first frost. Rhizomes survive underground after moderate frost, producing strongly branched flower stems in spring. An outstanding, long lasting flower for cutting, perfect for garden or container. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Spring to fall|
|Mature Size||Dense, mounding habit, to 9 to 12 in. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Plant 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia); Montbretia (Crocosmia); Yarrow (Achillea); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia); Aster (Aster)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Peruvian 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.