Sale-badge Peruvian Lily 'Summer Breeze'

Peruvian Lily 'Summer Breeze'

Bronzed foliage.

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Compact, free flowering and sensational, this magnificent plant has amazing bloom power. The gold, orange and yellow flowers really pop against the bronze blushed foliage. Plus, the more you pick, the more will bloom.

Flowers galore, who could ask for anything more? Peruvian Lilies bring months of colour to the garden – beginning in summer they can flower to frost. You can pick them to fill your vases and there will still be enough to brighten your beds – it is best to pull them when doing this from the base of the stem. Each bloom is 5-7cm across.

Peruvian Lilies are quite hardy and vigorous with a long bloom period, they are a magnet for beneficial insects such as butterflies and bees and will soon have your garden a flutter. Compact and upright with strong stems they are a great choice for gardens or containers.

Water in well, plants take at least four weeks for their roots to penetrate the surrounding soil and need to be regularly watered over that time, 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.

When growing 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. In pots it is most ideal to add a liquid fertiliser every couple of weeks over their flowering period.

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.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

ALHSB

Botantical name

Alstroemeria x ligtu

Height

60-80cm

Width

20-60cm

Flowers

Summer to autumn

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Light Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs

2