Inticancha® Dark Purple Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria x 'Tesdarklin'

SKU
09648
Large, stunning blooms for garden or patio from a great new series bred for compact, tidy growth with long and profuse flowering. Sturdy stems support clusters of large flowers that have an exceptional vase life. Ideal in cutting gardens, borders or containers. Herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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 alstroemeria to Europe has been credited to 18th century botanist, Claus von Alstroemer of Sweden, hence the botanical name. Alstroemeria. They are excellent cut flowers, and are symbolic of friendship and devotion--making them ideal for wedding bouquets.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 12 to 14 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Early 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 ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsGaura (Gaura); Montbretia (Crocosmia); Canna (Canna); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia); Aster (Aster)

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: 8-10

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