Top Questions About Peruvian Lily Plants

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Questions About Peruvian Lily Plants

Asked by
mmb on
June 30, 2014

Q. Peruvian Lily

I am thinking about planting a yellow peruvian lily in my garden. I have read they are invasive. I live in ABQ, should I reconsider?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
July 1, 2014
A.

You can control their growth by planting a barrier around the bed, and also planting in light shade. Here's more information on growing them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peruvian-lily/growing-peruvian-lilies.htm
You can get information about their invasiveness from your local Extension Service. This site will help you locate one: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm

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Asked by
melzie22 on
July 10, 2014

Q. how often will a peruvian lily bloom

My lily had two flowers that bloomed at different times and each one lasted about 10 days. I snipped off the dead flowers, but what do I do next?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
July 12, 2014
A.

Let the leaves grow until its time to lift the bulbs for the winter. The leaves will supply nutrients to be stored in the bulb for next year's growth. Here's more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peruvian-lily/growing-peruvian-lilies.htm

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Asked by
jkaymack on
May 11, 2015
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Q. trying to identify a cut flower

I’m trying to identify a cut flower that looks similar to trumpet flower, white, with long spear shaped leaves. It was a Mother’s Day gift. What is it??

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 11, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

The flower is Peruvian Lily or called Alstroemeria.
Enjoy!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peruvian-lily/growing-peruvian-lilies.htm

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Asked by
sharonq456 on
July 10, 2016
Victoria BC

Q. Peruvian Lilies

My sister planted the Peruvian Lilies 3 years ago. She always gets lots of healthy greenery but no flowers. My question is why has there been no blooms? We live in Victoria, BC Canada.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 10, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Though these plants need fertilizer, make sure the application is a balanced formula.
Excess nitrogen can inhibit flower.
Try adding some phosphorous to promote flowering.
Bone Meal is a good way to do this.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peruvian-lily/growing-peruvian-lilies.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 8, 2016

Q. When to start seeds for Peruvian lilies

When to start seeds for Peruvian lilies for San Francisco, CA zone? I have had the most loyal, productive, easy and eye popping Alstroemeria in a pot along the south side of my house along with pots of orchids. It must be the perfect location because both thrive for years. Now I want to grow more and I bought seeds and a planting seed kit. It’s August, and our hottest weather is coming. Do I have time to start and plant these seedlings this year? In this area and my specific location (alley between houses), I never have had damage from cold, but this is fog country so they could face “winter.” Should I start or wait until when? I will use the idea of splitting the rhizomes on the plant, which stays ever green and blooming late fall.

Answered by
Alisma on
August 8, 2016
Certified Expert
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The answer will depend on the seed kit you have purchased. Peruvian lily seeds need to be stratified, a procedure involving exposure to cold temperatures over specific periods of time, and then scarred in order to germinate.

If the seeds you purchased have already been prepared in this way, you can plant them outdoors at any time in your zone. The seeds can then take up to a month to germinate.

If they have not been stratified, you will need to go through this time-consuming procedure yourself.

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Asked by
elsbury on
April 4, 2018

Q. Inca Lilies

My lilies are all just green leaves and no Flowers what should I do?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 4, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

This issue can have a few different causes. They can fail to flower because of, either, too much nitrogen or not enough phosphorus and potassium. Adding the latter two will help offset the nitrogen, and will likely fix the problem.

Too compact of soil can also cause this, however. This will require digging them all up during dormancy, and tilling the soil while adding in materials to improve drainage before planting again.

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