About Of ALSTROEMERIA INCA TIROL
Inca Tirol has soft pink flowers with speckled centres. Apply a slow release or liquid fertilizer during the growing season and remove spent flowers and stems by plucking to promote repeat flowering. Alstroemeria can go dormant during the hot summer months and begin growing again as the weather cools.
Scientific Name: Alstroemeria hybrida
Common Name: ALSTROEMERIA
Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit: Mounded
Height: 20 – 25cm
Benefits & Uses of ALSTROEMERIA INCA TIROL
- Alstroemeria are true Goldilocks plants, they don’t like it too hot nor too cold. They are native to the Andes mountain region of South America, where it stays cool/temperate year-round.
- This mound-forming, tuberous perennial is perfect for borders, small gardens and is excellent in containers! Grow her in a partial sunny spot with fertile, evenly moist, well-draining soil.
- A suitable flower suitable for traditional arrangements, always a perfect color highlight for seasonal vase arrangements.
- Members of Liliales are typically perennial erect or twining herbs, though in some cases woody shrubs, with fleshy to fibrous stems arising from any of various types of underground storage or perennating organs.
- The leaves of Liliales are either straplike with parallel venation or ovate with palmate veins and reticulate minor venation (Smilacaceae). The leaves of Alstroemeria (known as lily of the Incas, in family Alstroemeriaceae) and Bomarea are twisted (resupinate) so that the leaf undersurface faces upward.
Why You Must Have ALSTROEMERIA INCA TIROL
- Fill your containers with good quality, well-drained soil. Almost any commercially available potting medium will work fine. Make sure there are adequate drainage holes; alstroemeria plants must not sit in waterlogged soil or they will rot. Site your alstroemerias where they will receive full day sun or lightly filtered sunshine.
- Dig holes and situate the plants so that the soil level on root ball from the 4″ pot is even with that in your container. Tuck the plants in and tamp down the soil to remove any air pockets.
- After planting, water your alstroemerias generously, soaking the soil to settle it around the root ball. Plants grow quickly in warm soil. If the soil is still quite cool, wait until it warms before planting outdoors or start indoors in containers. Plants in terra cotta pots, that lose water through evaporation across their entire surface, need to be watered more frequently.
- Water as needed during the growing season. Alstroemeria tend to be a bit thirsty and will produce the largest number of flowers when provided with generous amounts of water, keeping in mind that the soil can not be allowed to become soggy.
- In warm areas where alstroemeria are winter hardy (zones 8-10) your plants can stay outdoors during the cool months and may produce sporadic flushes of blooms.
Creamy white flowers with pale pink and speckled centres
Tough, compact garden plant
Flowers from spring through to autumn
Flowers can be used as cuts
Cut back hard after flowering
Uses: Garden Beds, Containers