Alstroemeria 'Tessa'

Scientific Name

Alstroemeria 'Tessa'

Common Names

Peruvian Lily

Scientific Classification

Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Тribe: Alstroemerieae
Genus: Alstroemeria


Color: Dark red and yellow
Bloom Time: Early summer into autumn


Alstroemeria 'Tessa' is a herbaceous perennial with mid-green, lance-shaped leaves and terminal clusters of red flowers that appear on up to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall stems. The inner petals have dark red streaks, and the upper two a small yellow blotch.

Alstroemeria 'Tessa'
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USDA hardiness zone 8a to 10b: from 10 °F (−12.2 °C) to 35 °F (+1.7 °C).

How to Grow and Care

The best place to plant Peruvian Lily is where they will either 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.


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