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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Perennial > Alstroemeria psittacina 'Variegata'
 
Alstroemeria psittacina 'Variegata' - Variegated Peruvian Lily

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Alstroemeriaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Alstroemeria pulchella]
Height: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Alstroemeria psittacina 'Variegata' (Variegated Peruvian Lily) - Semi-evergreen perennial. Cool sun. Moderate water needs. Red flowers in spring-summer. Grows to about 1'-1 1/2' tall and spreads by rhizomes. . This variety has variegated leaves and dark red flowers with darker spots and green tips. Plant in full sun (coastal) to light shade and give regular irrigation. Hardy to about 15-20 degrees F. As this plant can spread widely in the garden it is a good candidate for keeping in a pot. If planted in the ground, control spreading by using a root barrier or surround plant with a non-irrigated area.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Alstroemeria psittacina 'Variegata'.