Alstroemeria ligtu L.

Peruvian Lily

Herb with elongated rhizomes and tuberous roots. Stems to 60 cm, numerous, annual. Leaves narrow-lanceolate, margins hairless (generally hairy in hybrids). Flowers numerous, trumpet-shaped, 4-5 cm long; spring to summer.Tepals white to reddish pink or lilac, upper two inner tepals variously spotted and striped.


Stamens shorter than tepals. Sometimes grown in gardens in full sun to semi-shade.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Alstroemeriaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Liliales
family       Alstroemeriaceae
genus        Alstroemeria L.