Tropical fruit oranges and yellows puddle together to form delightful, bright flowers. Inca Peruvian Lilies are fabulous and compact, they look wonderful in beds and borders and are easily grown in pots.
Inca Peruvian Lilies, also known as dwarf Alstroemerias and are valuable garden plants for many reasons; they have a long flowering period, last well when picked, are easily cared for and they become dry tolerant once established. That ticks a lot of boxes!
Inca Peruvian Lilies have harder 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. Their compact growth means they are suitable for containers and gardens.
Inca Peruvian Lilies come in a vibrant range of colours. The flowers begin blooming in spring and last right through to autumn. The flowers of Peruvian Lilies can be picked for indoor arrangements and will last well. 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.
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 drought tolerant - they have a fleshy root system that keeps a reserve of moisture. Ensure you plant Peruvian Lilies in a well drained soil, humus rich conditions are ideal. Mulch Inca Peruvian Lilies 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