Botanical Name: Alstroemaria psittacina Add
Common Name: Peruvian Lily  
Plant photo of: Alstroemaria psittacina
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

1-3', 3-6'


Flower Color

Lavender, Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color



Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Seascape, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Lawn, Patio, Walls / Fences, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Janet Hunter
  • Description

  • Notes

The decidupous rhizomes of this Peruvian lily will often run aggressively if not controlled. They grow best in full to part sun with some summer watering in dry climates. The florist strains can reach 6' tall, while the compact strains range from 12-36" For extra long, florist quality stems, stake or grow through netting for support. -Monterey Bay Nursery
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.