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botanical name:
Alstroemeria aurea
Alstroemeria aurea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Peruvian Lily
synonyms:  Alstroemeria aurantiaca
family:  Alstroemeriaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.00m
width: 0.45m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: golden
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
By seed or division of established clumps in autumn or early spring.

other notes:
Can cause skin irritation for some people.

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