'Ligtu Hybrids'

It's been over 10 years since we last had a crop of this wonderfully wildflowery "Peruvian Lily" and we are thrilled to find a fresh seed source to bring it back! Incredibly long-blooming – from May thru Fall here in the Bay Area – colors range deliciously from peachy-pinks to primrose-blushed-rose and the occasional creamy-green. All are sublime, growing in clusters atop glaucous stems and leaves to 2' tall and spreading by rhizomes to make a dense patch 3-4' across. Prized by florists, blooms are extra long-lasting in a vase. Pull the entire stem from the base of the plant when harvesting for bouquets to encourage rebloom and remove spent flowers to increase plant vigor. Disease-resistant and easy to grow, Alstroemerias do best in fertile well-draining soil, with occasional watering and a dressing of compost in Spring. Fantastic in big containers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies galore!

USDA zones 8-10