Peruvian Lily Dr.Salter's Mix Alstroemeria Ligtu is a hardy, long-lived perennial native to South America. Peruvian Lily Dr.Salter's Mix seeds can be sown directly outdoors in fall or indoors. If the seeds are started indoors, they will require a cold treatment - the seeds have to be placed in moist peat moss inside a closed ziploc bag and kept in a refrigerator for 3 weeks prior planting. Peruvian Lily Dr.Salter's Mix produces 2 inch mixed-colored, azalea-like blooms that glow in clusters atop glaucous stems and leaves, and the flower colors are varied; salmon, cerise, flame, lilac, red, gold, and bronze, from bright magenta to peach to almost entirely white. The sweetly fragrant blooms of Peruvian Lily attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Peruvian Lily Dr.Salter's Mix is one of the most popular cut flowers to grow in cutting gardens, and this lily can also be grown as a pot plant in a cool green house or sunroom in colder climates. Alstroemeria Ligtu seeds produce the tuberous rooted perennial plant that spreads quickly forming dense colonies and requiring only sun, good drainage and moderate water to bloom for 6 week during early summer. In climates with hot summer the plant can be grown in light shade, and Peruvian Lily makes a dazzling, colorful cut flower with a long vase life.
Height: 24-32 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8
USDA Zones: 7-10
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Fall
Seed Depth: 1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 20-30 Days