The Alstroemeria is native to South America and is commonly named Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas. The Alstroemeria is a genus from the Alstroemeriaceae family.
Like the Alstroemeria ‘Princess Lilies’ the Alstroemeria inticancha is a dwarf Alstroemeria and the differences between the two is minimal. The biggest difference is in the available flower colors. They are shorter and more compact growing Inca lilies that bloom for a long time.
The Alstroemeria inticancha spreads gradually through tuberous rhizomes but is not invasive. The flowers are sterile so they will not produce seeds. The roots are very fragile which makes it hard to reposition this perennial.
The Alstroemeria is usually a very good cut flower but since this is a dwarf Alstroemeria the stems are too short for this.
The dwarf Alstroemeria prefers a sunny spot with fertile and well-drained soil. This perennial prefers morning sun and is drought tolerant.
Attracts bees: no
Characteristic: newly emerging every year
Deer resistant: yes
Exposure: sun/part shade
Flower color: various
Flowering time: June – August
Foliage color: green
Fragrant flower: no
Hardiness: -10 ºC (14 ºF)
Height: 12 inches (30 cm)