Almost white flowers open in abundance. There is a touch of apricot and pink to the petals with highlights of gold.
Flowers galore, who could ask for anything more? Dwarf Peruvian Lilies bring months of colour to the garden. You can pick them and fill your vases and there will still be enough to brighten your beds. 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. Inca Peruvian Lily flowers measure 5-7cm across.
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.
Inca Peruvian Lilies come in a vibrant range of colours. The flowers begin blooming in spring and last right through to autumn.
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 Inca Peruvian Lilies in well, then we recommend keeping moist during active growth, as they will flower better. As they establish they become dry tolerant - they have a fleshy root system that keeps a reserve of moisture. Plant in a well drained soil, humus rich conditions are ideal. Ideally, mulch in spring to protect the root system and help retain moisture.
In the language of flowers the Alstroemerias signify friendship and devotion.
Alstroemeria x ligtu
Late spring to Autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade