Color: white, with pink blotches and striped yellow throats
Bloom Time: Early summer into fall
Alstroemeria 'Avanti' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with narrow green leaves. It grows up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall. Flowers are borne in terminal clusters from early summer into fall. They are funnel-shaped, white with pink blotches and striped yellow throats.
USDA hardiness zone 7a to 10b: from 0 °F (−17.8 °C) to 35 °F (+1.7 °C).
How to Grow and Care
The best place to plant Peruvian Lily is to receive full sun or a slightly shaded area. At least allow them to have good morning sun. Drainage is important for the survival of Peruvian Lily, so be sure it drains well. Observe how the proposed area you want to plant response after a good rain. If it still has standing water after about 5 hours, look for another location. If you're limited to a certain location that holds water too long, build up the soil to a higher level to improve its drainage capabilities. The plant will rot if it sits in standing water or soggy soil.
You can plant Alstroemeria after the last frost is over. If you have your bare root plants, but the ground is still hard or too wet, place the roots in a pot until the ground is ready for them. Keep them in a cool area while you're waiting. Don't water them much before placing them in the soil, and are still in the pots.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Peruvian Lily.
This plant is a hybrid of unknown parentage.
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