Inca Lily or Perrot Lily are beautiful South American perennials with a perennial underground rhizome that develops annual vertical shoots with lose foliage and showy, bright colored, wide-opening, trumpet like flowers. Plants require a very well drained, humus rich and rocky soil in full sun. They are excellent in the rock garden in mild climates. In colder regions cover dormant rhizomes with a thick mulch layer in winter to protect from freezing through and from excessive moisture. Alternatively grow in pots in a frostfree greenhouse or cool wintergarden at a winter minimum of some 10°C.
Sow the round seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil in autumn under frostfree glass in a sunny spot or in pots outside in mid spring at some 15°C to 25°C. Keep pots always frostfree throughout the year. Germination is extremely slow and takes several months in most Alstroemeria species. Some seeds may need even one year and more for germination, thus do not discart sowing pots too soon and please be patient! Young plants should be grown under frostfree conditions for at least two years. During dormancy keep pots slightly drier and cool at some 10°C. Transplant rhizomes in late spring.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7/8.
10 seeds per package.