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Colorita® Kate® Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria x 'Zaprikate' PP #25,214

Pronunciation: al-stre-MEE-ree-uh
SKU #43089
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Dramatic red flowers have a yellow throat, contrasting beautifully with glossy green foliage. An excellent, long lasting cut flower. Blooms continuously during the warm season when spent flower stems are plucked promptly. Fine for massed plantings or as an accent in ground or containers. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring to Fall
Mature Size Quickly forms a compact mound, 8 to 12 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Gaura (Gaura); Yarrow (Achillea); Aster (Aster); Montbretia (Crocosmia); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia); Canna (Canna)
CARE
Care Grows well in enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, 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.
HISTORY
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.

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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.