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Alstroemeria aurea
English Name:Inca Lily
Family:Alstroemeriaceae
Native
Excellent ornamental value (A +)
Height: 100 cm.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year. Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
Perennial Red, 6 petals Yellow, 6 petals
Edible plant
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One packet contains at least 35 seeds.

Another interesting Alstroemeria. It is one of the first to be taken out of Chile for propagation and it served as a genetic pool for creating new vaireties. It is rather high (reaching up to 1 m), so it is best suited for outdoor growing. Not very demanding, but still you need to provide good watering and good, rich soil. Snow-hardy and can resist frost down to -15 C.
This species needs cold stratification. To increase the germination rate it may help to alternate cold and warm temperatures. It needs rich, acid soils, for example, 1/3 of humus, 1/3 of acid soil (as sold), 1/3 of sand or perlite for drainage.