Colorita® Katiana® Peruvian Lily
Alstroemeria x 'Zaprikatia'
|Description||Dramatic red flowers, each with a contrasting red throat, and glossy variegated foliage on strongly branched flower stems. Blooms continuously during the warm season when spent flower stems are plucked promptly. The attractive foliage and beautiful long-lasting blooms are outstanding 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||Quickly forms a compact mound, 8 to 12 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. 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.|
|Companion Plants||Gaura (Gaura); Yarrow (Achillea); Montbretia (Crocosmia); Aster (Aster); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia); Canna (Canna)|
|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.|
|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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