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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 fleshy 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.
Tuberous - clump-forming, fleshy-rooted perennial with narrow, lance-shaped leaves 7-12cm (3-5in) long on erect stems. Showy, funnel-shaped flowers with 6 tepals throughout the summer.
Full sun - sheltered site
May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their showy, funnel-shaped flowers. Good as cut flowers.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, viruses, red spider mite in greenhouse.
Place of origin - South America.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil