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Alstroemeria Inca Ice ['Koice'] - Cream 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: Peru (South America)
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Cream & Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: Running
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Alstroemeria Inca Ice ['Koice'] (Cream Peruvian Lily) - A medium- sized selection of Alstroemeria that grows to 24 to 35 inches tall from rhizomes spreading slowly outward. From late spring through fall it has 2 to 2 1/2 inch wide cream and pale yellow flowers with a pink throat and brown-purple spots. Plants have a crown of slender rhizomes that attach to succulent storage roots below. Each year new unbranched shoots arise from the crown to produce narrow leaves along the stem and an umbel of flowers at the tip. Plant in full (coastal) to part sun - this cultivar is noted as liking bright light. Can tolerate dry conditions but looks best with regular irrigation. Hardy to 15-20° F but tolerates lower temperatures if well mulched. When trimming or cutting Alstroemeria for flowers it is best to pull the stems out so they break off below ground at the crown to stimulate the formation of new shoots but do so carefully so as not to pull out pieces of the rhizome itself. Alstroemeria 'Koice' Inca Ice® is part of the Koonst Inca Series and is protected in Canada and Europe through the Breeders Rights program. The genus Alstroemeria (at times spelled Alstremeria) was named by Carl Linnaeus, often called the Father of Taxonomy, for his friend and student Klaus von Alstroemer (Clas Alströmer), a Swedish baron. Alstroemeria come from two areas within South America with summer growing species restricted to eastern Brazil and winter-growing plants from central Chile with common names such as Peruvian Lily, Parrot Lily, or Lily of the Incas.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Alstroemeria Inca Ice TM 'Koice'.