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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.
TuberousClump-forming, fleshy-rooted perennial with narrow, lance-shaped leaves
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sunSheltered site
May cause skin allergy or irritantHaving skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowIdeal for borders and containers. A longlasting cut flower.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, viruses. Red spider mite under glass.Place of originSouth America. Princess Lilies series bred by RoyalVanSanten, The Netherlands
Garden Location/ConditionsPatio / pot plants
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
Buy Varieties of ALSTROEMERIA
yellow with red blotches
succession of deep pink flowers with gold centres
creamy-yellow and variegated foliage
vibrant yellow flowers
magenta flowers with yellow throats flecked with dark red
violet purple with darker purple markings
deep purple-pink with small, yellow flash
pink-purple with yellow flash
blush orange with speckled yellow throat