Dr. Salter's mix is a wonder producing different colored flowers from one plant! The colors are salmon, cerise, flame, lilac, gold, and bronze. Grown in clusters resembling lilies. Long-lasting cut flower with a vase life of up to 2 weeks. On occasions, plants grown from seed will bloom during the first year. Usually, the blooms will come in the second year and the amount and quality will improve with each year.
Peruvian lily seeds need a cold treatment to break germination. It is recommended that seeds be kept in the fridge for three weeks prior to sowing.....Or can be sown directly into the ground in late fall or winter so the cold treatment will naturally occur...So that in spring when temperatures warm, the flower will sprout. Once established they have tubers that can spread rapidly and are about a foot underground, so the plant easily spreads and grows. In northern climates, plants will need heavy mulch to prevent the plants from freezing.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 7 - 10 Height: 28 inches Bloom Season: Late spring through summer Bloom Color: Mix Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Temperature: It is recommended to place the seeds in dampened peat moss, seal them in a Ziploc bag and place the seeds in the refrigerator for 3 weeks. After the cold treatment, grow Peruvian Lily seeds in 3-inch pots, 3 - 4 seeds in each pot, and lightly cover them with soil. Place pots at 70F for germination. Average Germ Time: 14 days once moved to 70F after cold treatment Light Required: Yes Depth: 1/8th inch Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches