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Common Name: lily of the Incas
Type: Bulb
Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Native Range: Argentina, Chile
Zone: 7 to 10
Height: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: Yellow, orange
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy

Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in sunny locations. Appreciates some afternoon shade or sun-dappled shade in hot summer climates. Finger-like roots should be spread over a mound of soil in somewhat the same manner as used for planting bare root roses. Winter hardy to USDA Zone 7 (with winter protection and fast drainage). In St. Louis, plants are best grown in containers which must be brought indoors in winter with very minimal watering. If planted in the ground, alstroemeria clumps may be dug and overwintered indoors a moist medium in a cool location, however it should be noted that the roots are very brittle and difficult to dig. Where they can be planted permanently in the ground, plants will naturalize by creeping roots to form colonies in optimum growing conditions.

For more information visit: Missouri Botanical Garden