Botanical Name: Alstroemaria hybrids
Common Name: Alstroemaria, Peruvian Lily hybrid  
Plant photo of: Alstroemaria hybrids
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

1-3', 3-6'


Flower Color

Lavender, Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Medium, High


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Seascape, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Lawn, Patio, Walls / Fences, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Linda Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

The deciduous rhizomes of this Peruvian lily will often run aggressively if not controlled. They grow best in full to part sun with some summer watering in dry climates. The florist strains can reach 6' tall, while the compact strains range from 12-36". For extra long, florist quality stems, stake or grow through netting for support. -Monterey Bay Nursery
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