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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Alstroemeria Indigo ['Tesindig'] PPAF
 
Alstroemeria Indigo ['Tesindig'] PPAF - Indigo 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)
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Alstroemeria Indigo ['Tesindig'] PPAF (Indigo Peruvian Lily) - A dwarf variety to 1 foot tall with bluish purple colored flowers that bloom from late spring until late summer. 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 sun to light shade and water regularly to occasionally in late spring and early summer. Tolerates fairly dry conditions in coastal gardens but vigor and flowering are best when plants are irrigated. 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. This variety comes from the breeding program of Peter Eveleens of VOF Hortipartners in Heerhugowaard, Holland with the goal of producing freely-flowering potted garden Alstroemeria plants with uniform plant habit and attractive flower coloration. The series of plants is marketed by HilverdaKooij as the Inticancha® Alstroemeria Collection. 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 Indigo ['Tesindig'] PPAF.