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Casablanca Alstroemeria Alstroemeria 'Casablanca'

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al-stro-MER-ee-ah
Description

One of the only true white Alstroemeria.  They form dense clumps of spreading leaves that are taller than most other cultivars.  Growing up to 48" tall and 36" wide, its large white flowers are flushed with pink on the back and maroon markings on the flower face.  It is a strong grower with numerous bloom on sturdy stems.  It blooms all summer.  This bulb can be grown as an annual in cooler zones, or as a perennial in more temperate zones.  When planted in the ground, the bulbs can be lifted from the garden in the fall and stored in a cool, dark environment for replanting in the spring.  Container gardening is also a means of enjoying the beautiful blooms for many years.  Bring containers indoors and place in a sunny location.  Water moderately through the indoor months. 

This is a variety of Alstroemeria among many that have become a favorite of floral designers.  Its stiff stems and beautiful long-lasting blooms have contributed to its popularity.

This variety of Alstroemeria is resistant to verticillium wilt.

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  There are no serious problems that affect this plant.  Slugs and snails may damage the foliage.  Spider mites may also cause damage.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alstroemeria
    Family:
    Alstroemeriaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
    Wildlife Value:
    Hummingbirds
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Wilt resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Bulb
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Insignificant
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Description:
    Large lily-like white heads with a yellow blush and cinnabar dashes. The back of the petals has pale pink with green lines. Flowers bloom in late spring/ early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Insect Pests
    Rabbits