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Commonly known as: Peruvian lily, St. Martin's flower.
Genus of about 50 species of perennials from mountain screes and grassland in South America. The flashy tubers spread to form clumps. The flowers are long-lasting for a vase and should be plucked rather than cut though care must be taken as contact with the foliage can aggravate skin allergies.
- Good to know - ideal for borders and containers. A longlasting cut flower.
- Pests & Diseases - slugs, viruses. Red spider mite under glass.
- Place of Origin - South America. Princess Lilies series bred by RoyalVanSanten, The Netherlands
- Height and Spread - 30cm(12in)
- Tuberous - clump-forming, fleshy-rooted perennial with narrow, lance-shaped leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers
- Full Sun - sheltered site
- Partial Shade
- Fertile moist well-drained soil
- May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.