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Alstroemeria hybrids

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Peruvian lily
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Alstroemeria is often grown in a greenhouse for cut flowers, but some species and hybrids, such as A. ligtu will overwinter outside in North Carolina. Mulch well in winter to attempt to ensure survival.

Description:
Herbaceous perennial with erect stems with alternate, strap-like leaves, narrowed at the base; flowers bilaterally symmetrical with 6 petal-like parts
Season:
Spring
Height:
24-48 in.
Flower Color:
Red, yellow, purple
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 8 or 9 -10
Propagation:
Seed or division of thick, fleshy, fibrous roots in fall
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained but moisture retentive
Regions:
Coastal Plain
Origin:
South America
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Dermatitis, eye irritation
Symptoms:
Skin irritation with fissures, crusting, blisters, and itching upon contact with cell sap
Toxic Principle:
Glycosides (tuliposides)
Severity:
SKIN IRRITATION SEVERE!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; cut flowers in florist arrangements; landscape, in flower garden as tender perennial

NCCES plant id: 673

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