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ALSTROEMERIA 'Mauve Majesty'

Image of Alstroemeria 'Mauve Majesty' PP18183

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

ALSTROEMERIA 'Mauve Majesty' PP18183

Plant Common Name

Lily-of-the-Incas, Mauve Majesty Alstroemeria

Special Notice

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General Description

Alstroemeria or lily-of-the-Incas is a bulbous perennial grown for its multicolored dainty flowers that bloom on tall stalks throughout the summer. Mauve Majesty alstoemeria produces clusters of rosy violet florets with hints of pink on petals and creamy yellow throats. Dark red or brown specks cover the petals as well. A hybrid developed in 2002 by Mark Bridgen of Cornell University, 'Mauve Majesty' is exceedingly winter hardy and produces extra sturdy stems with upward of 15 flowers per stem cluster.

Grow this alstroemeria in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full to partial sun. Sandy loam soil that is abundantly enriched with organic matter is ideal. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month. Contact with the foliage may cause skin reactions in sensitive people. As a precaution, wear gloves when working with alstroemeria. This lovely plant will add elegance to any mixed border, and may be planted outdoors in cold regions over the summer, with the bulbs lifted after the first fall freeze and stored indoors over winter. Plant extra 'Mauve Majesty' to use in summertime cutflower bouquets. The strong stems and numerous flowers last long in a vase filled with fresh water.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    22"-30" / 55.9cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Pink, Rose, Violet, Ivory

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Fruit Color

    Yellow Green, Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No