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Alstroemeria

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Lily-of-the-Incas, Peruvian lily
Cultivar(s):
Princess Angela, Freedom, Dr. Salter's hybrids, Sweet Laura , Variegata
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Summer Bulbs
Comment:

Flowers are often streaked or spotted with dark colors; dislikes dividing; long-lasting cut flower; prefers well-drained soil

Description:
Herbaceous perennial with erect stems with alternate, strap-like leaves, narrowed at the base; flowers bilaterally symmetrical with 6 petal-like parts
Season:
Plant in spring, flowers late spring to early summer
Light:
Full- AM Sun
Color:
Orange, pink, rose, purple, red, yellow, white, salmon
Height:
12-48 in. (30-120 cm)
Space:
12 in. (30 cm)
Depth:
8 in. (20 cm)
Organ:
Tuberous roots
Hardiness:
Hardy I- injured below 23 degrees F (-5 degrees C)
Storage:
Leave tuberous roots in moist planting medium and store at 35-41°F (2-5 °C)
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: 859

Alstroemeria Alstroemeria