Colorita® Isabella® Peruvian Lily
Alstroemeria x 'Zapribel' PP #14,670
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 12 to 15 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring to Fall|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Mounding|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia); Montbretia (Crocosmia); Yarrow (Achillea); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia); Gaura (Gaura)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11