Glory Of The Andes Alstroemeria
Alstroemeria 'Glory Of The Andes'
Glory Of The Andes Alstroemeria flowers
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Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Other Names: Peruvian Lily
This standout variety presents stunning yellow blooms with maroon blotches and fine burgundy spots; mounded, crisp green foliage with cream edges adds interest; blooms last well as cut flowers
Glory Of The Andes Alstroemeria features showy bracted yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with burgundy throats and burgundy spots at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive pointy leaves remain green in color with distinctive creamy white edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Glory Of The Andes Alstroemeria is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Glory Of The Andes Alstroemeria is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Glory Of The Andes Alstroemeria will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Glory Of The Andes Alstroemeria is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.