Alstroemeria hookeri

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Tuberous perennial
Family:
Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
12 inches high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
rock gardens
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Light pink
Exposure:
Full sun
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
This is considered a dwarf form of A. ligtu by some, but seems sufficiently distinct to warrant a separate description. In our material, the plants are under 12 inches tall, with very narrow grey green leaves and relatively few flowered clusters. The blossoms have a buff pink background and chocolate markings. This is a particularly good candidate for rock garden and container culture.