Ariane Alstroemeria flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 15 inches
Spacing: 16 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Other Names: Princess Lily, Peruvian Lily
This intriguing miniature variety presents stunning golden-yellow blooms, tipped and lined in burgundy; blooms last a long time as cut flowers; a perfect selection for small containers
Ariane Alstroemeria features showy bracted gold trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow overtones and burgundy tips at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain light green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Ariane Alstroemeria is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Ariane Alstroemeria is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Ariane Alstroemeria will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Ariane Alstroemeria is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, this plant may be too tender to survive the winter if left outdoors in a container. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.
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