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Alstroemeria (Inca Lily)

Inca Lily or Perrot Lily are beautiful South American perennials with a perennial underground rhizome that develops annual vertical shoots with lose foliage and showy, bright colored, wide-opening, trumpet like flowers. Plants require a very well drained, humus rich and rocky soil in full sun. They are excellent in the rock garden in mild climates. In colder regions cover dormant rhizomes with a thick mulch layer in winter to protect from freezing through and from excessive moisture. Alternatively grow in pots in a frostfree greenhouse or cool wintergarden at a winter minimum of some 10°C.
Sow the round seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil in autumn under frostfree glass in a sunny spot or in pots outside in mid spring at some 15°C to 25°C. Keep pots always frostfree throughout the year. Germination is extremely slow and takes several months in most Alstroemeria species. Some seeds may need even one year and more for germination, thus do not discart sowing pots too soon and please be patient! Young plants should be grown under frostfree conditions for at least two years. During dormancy keep pots slightly drier and cool at some 10°C. Transplant rhizomes in late spring.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7/8.
10 seeds per package.
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Alstroemeria angustifolia (Flor de Gallo)

Alstroemeria angustifolia (Flor de Gallo)

70cm Flor del Gallo is a showy bulbous perennial with pale rose flowers with yellowish markings on the upper petals. Native of dryish rocky spots in montane shrub lands in Chile. May be tried in the garden in any rich, well drained soil in a protected spot with shelter from winter wetness and an insulating protection from freezing through (e.g. a thick dry mulch layer). Better for a frostfree cultivation in a cool greenhouse or unheated wintergarden at a minimum of some 10°C with watering reduced to a minimum. Seeds from a wild collection in the Metropolitana region, Caleu at some 1000m. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5019 € 4,99
Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. ligtu (Chilean Inca Lily)

Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. ligtu (Chilean Inca Lily)

90cm, Chilean Inca Lily is a herbaceous perennial with upright stem and bright rose flowers in a terminal umbel. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot. Protect from winter wetness and give some extra winter protection (e.g. dry mulch layer). Alternatively grow in pots, in winter keep dormant bulbs completely dry and frostfree at some 5°C. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4000 € 4,99
Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. simsii (Flor del Gallo)

Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. simsii (Flor del Gallo)

80 (120)cm Flor del Gallo is a showy bulbous perennial with bright orange flowers with yellowish markings on the upper petals. Native of dryish rocky spots in montane shrub lands in Chile. Not reliably winter hardy. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year in a cool greenhouse or unheated wintergarden at a winter minimum of some 5°C with reduced watering. Seeds from a wild collection in the Metropolitana region, Pirque at some 600m. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5022 € 4,99
Alstroemeria pelegrina

Alstroemeria pelegrina

20cm, a showy short stemmed inca lily with salmon pink flowers above fresh green, glossy leaves densely arranged in whorls. Native of coastal and low arid areas in North-Central Chile. Not winter hardy. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year in a cool greenhouse or unheated wintergarden at a winter minimum of some 10°C with reduced watering. Seeds from a wild collection in IV Region, Los Vilos, Chile roughly above sea level. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5404 € 4,99
Alstroemeria pulchra (Flor de San Martín)

Alstroemeria pulchra (Flor de San Martín)

100 (140)cm Flor de San Martín is a showy bulbous perennial with pale rose flowers with yellowish and dark purplish marking on the upper petals. Native of dryish rocky spots in shrub lands in Chile. Not winter hardy. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year in a cool greenhouse or unheated wintergarden at a winter minimum of some 10°C with reduced watering. Seeds from a wild collection in VII Region, Dunas de Putu at some 100m. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package 5023 € 4,99
Alstroemeria pulchra var. maxima (Flor del Aguila)

Alstroemeria pulchra var. maxima (Flor del Aguila)

100 (140)cm Flor del Aguila is a showy bulbous perennial with pale rose flowers with yellowish and dark purplish marking on upper petals. Native of dryish rocky spots in shrub lands in Chile. Not reliably winter hardy. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Better for a frostfree cultivation in a cool greenhouse or unheated wintergarden at a minimum of some 10°C with watering reduced to a minimum. Seeds from a wild collection in V Region, Cuesta Las Chilcas (close to Llay-Llay) at some 600m. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package 5032 € 4,99
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Alstroemeria revoluta

Alstroemeria revoluta

100cm, is a tall herbaceous perennial from S to central Chile with upright stems with a terminal umbel of pale pink flowers. For any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in a sunny spot. Protect from winter wetness and give some extra winter protection (e.g. dry mulch layer). Alternatively grow in pots, in winter keep dormant bulbs completely dry and frostfree at some 5°C. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4003 € 4,99