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common name: Peruvian Lily
synonyms: Alstroemeria aurantiaca
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Exotic looking tuberous perennial with erect stems of narrow leaves This is the hardiest species and has flowers which are golden-orange or yellow, streaked with red inside.
Needs free-draining, rich soil in a well sheltered, protected position, in sun or part shade. May take a while to become established and best left undisturbed. Some form of support may be required. Dead-heading is beneficial.
Fairly hardy and established plants will survive short periods down to -15°C.
The spreading rootstock can be invasive.
By seed or division of established clumps in autumn or early spring.
Can cause skin irritation for some people.