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botanical name:
Alstroemeria psittacina
Alstroemeria psittacina © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Peruvian Lily, Parrot Lily
synonyms:  Alstroemeria pulchella
family:  Alstroemeriaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.00m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: purple & green
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Tuberous perennial with purple-spotted stems of narrowly lance-shaped leaves and in summer showy heads of green-flushed, deep red flowers, with bold dark markings on the 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.

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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