Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria, also known as Peruvian lily and Lily of the Incas, is a hardy perennial renowned for showy and vividly coloured summer blooms. The flowers are borne from midsummer to mid-autumn in colours that include red, orange, purple, pink and yellow, as well as softer shades of pink and white.

  • Common name: Peruvian Lily
  • Latin name: Alstroemeria
  • Type: Tender Perennial, hardy once established
  • Height: 30cm (1ft) to 60cm (2ft)
  • Aspect: Full Sun or Part Shade, Sheltered
  • Planting position: Back, middle and front of border
  • Suitable for pots: Yes
  • Good for pollinators: Yes
  • Good for cut flowers: Yes