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Alstroemeria hybrids

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
al-stro-MER-ee-ah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

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. You should mulch the plant well in winter in an attempt to ensure survival. This plant is a herbaceous perennial with erect stems and alternate, strap-like leaves that are narrowed at the base.  It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained moist soils.  It has fleshy fibrous roots that can be divided in the fall.  A popular houseplant or interiorscape plant our outdoors in a flower garden as tender perennial

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Spider mites,  slugs, and snails may attack foliage.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'The Third Harmonic'
    Yellow maturing to peach orange
Tags:
#purple#red#sun#showy flowers#yellow#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#houseplant#spring#perennial#purple flowers#red flowers#yellow flowers#cut flowers#interiorscape#spring flowers#flower arrangements#flower garden#tender perennial#borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'The Third Harmonic'
    Yellow maturing to peach orange
Tags:
#purple#red#sun#showy flowers#yellow#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#houseplant#spring#perennial#purple flowers#red flowers#yellow flowers#cut flowers#interiorscape#spring flowers#flower arrangements#flower garden#tender perennial#borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alstroemeria
    Species:
    hybrids
    Family:
    Alstroemeriaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flower's colors vary from red, yellow, to purple. Flowers are bilaterally symmetrical with 6 petal-like parts. Specks, flecks, and other markings vary.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, strap-like leaves that are narrowed at the base.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Erect stems.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    SKIN IRRITATION SEVERE! (All parts are poisonous). Poisonous through dermatitis or eye irritation. Symptoms may include skin irritation with fissures, crusting, blisters, and itching upon contact with cell sap.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Glycosides (tuliposides)
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems