Alstroemeria Ligtu Hybrids ~ Chilean Lily
I use the Ligtu Hybrid group of Alstroemeria's extensively because it holds well as a cut flower and blooms freely with little or no care. And with only a moderate amount of care it dresses up well. The markings on the interior petals fascinate me and probably the insects and birds that pollinate the Chilean Lily as well. The stalks are 18-32" tall. The plant seeds out regularly and runs a bit. This cultivar group is reasonably easy to keep in check, unlike some of its relatives. Alstroemeria is sensitive to over watering but can grow in well drained or heavy soils so long as they don't become waterlogged. In cold weather areas it goes dormant, near the coast it is evergreen or nearly so.