Peruvian Lily 'Summer Paradise Series'
Alstroemeria (Summer Paradise Series)
Also known as
Inca Lily 'Summer Paradise Series'
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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Peruvian Lily 'Summer Paradise Series' Overview
This popular, easy growing, spreading, perennial plant is well known for its use as a cut-flower. Commonly known as Inca lilies, these plants produce multiple floral spires of spotted and streaked, tubular, trumpet-shaped flowers which come in numerous colours. There are several hybrids with many varying colours. Inca lilies make for excellent, long-lasting cut flowers. Be careful when harvesting or handling Inca lilies as the foliage may exacerbate skin allergies. Inca lilies are easy to grow, they need well-draining soil and should not be left to sit in waterlogged soil as the fleshy tubers are prone to rotting. Inca lilies enjoy a position in full morning sun and some shade in the afternoon. During the growing season, feed your Alstroemerias with a high potash fertilizer once every week to encourage flowering. Stems that are done flowering can be removed by twisting it at the base of the plant, and flowers can be deadheaded to prevent seed formation. Also be sure to mulch well around the roots, especially in colder regions. Inca lilies are easy to propagate via division. Alstroemerias grow well in most gardens around South Africa. Common names include: Inca lily, Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas.
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How to propagate Peruvian Lily 'Summer Paradise Series'
Inca lilies can be easily propagated via division, usually done in spring or autumn. Start by cutting down your plant, and after about two weeks lift the tubers, along with its roots, and divide with a sharp, sterilized knife. Replant the tubers. Mulch and water well.
Soak seeds for 12 hours and sow in seed trays with potting soil. Germination will be slow. Transplant seedlings after 4-6 weeks. Take care with brittle roots when transplanting seedlings.