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ALSTROEMERIA 'Sweet Laura'
Lily-of-the-Incas, Sweet Laura Alstroemeria
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Alstroemeria or lily-of-the-Incas is a bulbous perennial grown for its exquisitely dainty flowers which bloom on tall stalks throughout the summer. Sweet Laura alstoemeria produces clusters of bright yellow, funnel-shaped flowers marked with cherry red. The prominent stamens are also rich red. Long-prized by florists as cut flowers, today there are many hybrid cultivars suited to growing in home gardens. Sweet Laura alstroemeria is one of the few alstroemeria that is fragrant, and it is relatively winter hardy.
Grow alstroemeria in moist but well-drained, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month. Contact with the foliage can cause skin reactions in sensitive people; as a precaution, wear gloves when working with alstroemeria. This lovely plant will add elegance to any mixed borders. Plant extra to enjoy cut since alstroemeria lasts a long time in a vase with water.
12 - 7
7 - 10
H1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
28"-30" / 71.1cm - 76.2cm
22"-24" / 55.9cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Cutflower, Mixed Border
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