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Alstroemeria

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

This plant is a herbaceous perennial with erect stems with alternate, strap-like leaves that are narrowed at the base. The plant dislikes dividing.

 

Season: Plant in spring, flowers late spring to early summer

 

Light: Full- AM Sun

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; cut flowers in florist arrangements; landscape, in flower garden as tender perennial

Space: 12 in. (30 cm)

Depth: 8 in. (20 cm)

Organ: Tuberous roots (also a summer bulb)

Hardiness: Hardy I- injured below 23 degrees F (-5 degrees C)

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Casablanca'
  • 'Dr. Salter's hybrids'
  • 'Freedom'
  • 'Princess Angela'
  • 'Sweet Laura'
  • 'Variegata'
Tags:
#purple#red#white#pink#sun#bulb#yellow#poisonous#full sun#houseplant#summer#orange#spring#perennial#salmon#white flowers#purple flowers#pink flowers#yellow flowers#cut flowers#orange flowers#salmon flowers#interiorscape#spring flowers#long-lasting flowers#orange flower#summer flowers#tender perennial#summer bulbs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Casablanca'
  • 'Dr. Salter's hybrids'
  • 'Freedom'
  • 'Princess Angela'
  • 'Sweet Laura'
  • 'Variegata'
Tags:
#purple#red#white#pink#sun#bulb#yellow#poisonous#full sun#houseplant#summer#orange#spring#perennial#salmon#white flowers#purple flowers#pink flowers#yellow flowers#cut flowers#orange flowers#salmon flowers#interiorscape#spring flowers#long-lasting flowers#orange flower#summer flowers#tender perennial#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alstroemeria
    Family:
    Alstroemeriaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Bulb Storage:
    Leave tuberous roots in moist planting medium and store at 35-41°F (2-5 °C)
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flower's colors vary from orange, pink, rose, purple, red, yellow, white, to salmon. Flowers are often streaked or spotted with dark colors. Flowers are bilaterally symmetrical with 6 petal-like parts and long-lasting cut flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has erect stems with alternate, strap-like leaves that are narrowed at the base.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    This plant has erect stems with alternate, strap-like leaves that are narrowed at the base.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    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