Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ or the Lily of Incas ‘Lucas’ is a cultivar. They also call it the Peruvian Lily. Alstromeria is native to South America. It is a herbaceous perennial. It is the Alstroemeriaceae family of plants. It grows from bulb-like tubers. Carolus Linnaeus named the genus after Klaus von Alstroemer (1736-1794). He was a Swedish botanist and a student of Linnaeus.
Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ can grow to 1ft or 30cm. It has purple flowers. It flowers in summer from June to September. Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ makes excellent cut flowers that last about two weeks. The flowers attract bees and butterflies. It makes a good ground cover.
How to to grow Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’:
Grow Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in humus-rich, medium moisture, and well-drained soil. Keep the moisture consistent but never soggy. Generally, it is pest-free and disease-free. Watch out for slugs, snails, and spider mites. In cold climates protect the tubers by digging them and storing them. Deadhead flowers to maximize flowering.
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