Botanical Name: Alstroemeria psittacina Add
Common Name: Peruvian Lily  
Plant photo of: Alstroemeria 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





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 deciduous rhizomes of this Peruvian Lily will often run aggressively if not controlled. They grow best in full to partial sun with some summer watering in dry climates. The florist strains can reach 6' tall, while the compact strains range from 12" to 36" tall. For extra long, florist quality stems, stake or grow through netting for support.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.