ALSTROEMERIA DR. SALTERS MIX FLOWER SEEDS - PERUVIAN LILY - PERENNIAL
The hummingbirds will love your garden when you grow Peruvian Lilies from flower seed! Alstroemeria Dr. Salters's hybrids are a wonder producing different colored blooms on the same plant.
Peruvian Lily seeds need to have a cold treatment in order to break germination. 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. To directly sow
Alstroemeria seeds outdoors in prepared soil, do so in winter so that the cold treatment will naturally occur, and in the spring as temperatures warm, the flower seed will sprout.
Once established, Peruvian Lilies have tubers that can spread rapidly and are about a foot underground, so the plant easily spreads and grows. In northern climates, Alstroemeria plants will need to have a heavy mulch in the winter to keep the plant from freezing.
USDA Zones: 7 - 10
Height: 32 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
Deer Resistant: Yes
Often House Plant: No
Latin Name: Alstroemeria Hybrida
Temperature: It is recommended to place the seeds in dampened peat moss, seal in a ziplock 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: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches