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Peruvian Lilies Inca Bandit

Fill your vases.

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Brilliant ruby red blooms in abundance for up to six months.

Flowers galore, who could ask for anything more? Dwarf Peruvian Lilies bring months of colour to the garden. You can pick them to fill your vases and there will still be enough to brighten your beds. Each bloom is 5-7cm across, they begin blooming in spring and last right through to autumn.

Inca Peruvian Lilies have hardier stems and leaves, they are more disease resistant, compact and well branched than your average Peruvian Lily. They cope well to -7C and don’t mind the heat.

When growing Inca Peruvian Lilies it is important to ensure they are fertilised well. They grow quickly and flower profusely, so need to be well fed. We recommend a slow release fertiliser in winter and spring or a liquid fertiliser on a regular basis.

Water in well, then we recommend keeping moist during active growth. As they establish they become dry tolerant - they have a fleshy root system that keeps a reserve of moisture. Well drained, humus rich soil conditions are best. Ideally, mulch in spring to protect the root system and help retain moisture.

Our tip - when you pick the stems it is best to twist then pluck them from the base to encourage more growth. We also advise this method when pruning spent flowers and foliage.

In the language of flowers the Alstroemerias signify friendship and devotion.

Code

ALHBD

Botantical name

Alstroemeria x ligtu

Height

25-40cm

Width

30-40cm

Flowers

Summer to autumn

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Light Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

1