The South American genus Alstroemeria prefers a sunny, well drained site. They perform best with regular watering. Some hybrid alstroemeria lilies go…
What if we told you there was a Zone 5b hardy alstroemeria with black-purple foliage, edged in green and topped all summer with clusters of flowers with petals alternated orange and speckled yellow, each backed with an attractive cinnamon blush? For us, the 30" tall clumps are topped with flowers from early June through October...simply fabulous!
Alstroemeria 'Summer Saint' is yet another splendid cut-flower bred princess lily that has overwintered for years unprotected in Zone 5b (western Michigan) trials. The tight clusters of 30" stalks are topped with cluster of mauvy pink flowers, highlighted by large white blotch, lightly flecked purple. For us, Alstroemeria 'Summer Saint' flowers heaviest in spring and fall, slowing a bit in the heat of summer. Unlike the wide-spreading Alstroemeria psittacina, these are clumpers.
Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' emerges in spring with 3' tall purple-tinted stalks, clothed with grey purple foliage, and topped, starting in late spring, with terminal clusters of flowers. The flowers are composed of three orange petals, intermixed with three yellow petals with violet flecks. Flowering slows in the heat or summer, but resumes as night temperatures cool, and continues until frost. The effect of Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' in the garden is truly stunning!