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Alstroemeria ‘Lucinda’

Peruvian lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.75m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDusky pink with greenish yellow splashes and dark brown markings
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Alstroemeria ‘Lucinda’ (Peruvian lily). This is a tall variety with dusky pink to lilac petals with greenish yellow splashes and dark brown markings. Flower buds are green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

S. America

The genus was named after the Swedish botanist Baron Clas Alstromer 1736-94, a pupil of Linnaeus at Uppsala University who travelled widely collecting plants for Linnaeus.

Interest and use

Flowers last well when used for floral arrangements. Borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Frost hardy, but in very cold winters protect by covering dormant tubers with dry bracken or loose peat. Needs a well drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division in early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and red spider mites may be problematic.

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