Inca Sundance™ Alstroemeria
Inca Sundance™ Alstroemeria flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7b
Other Names: Peruvian Lily
This impressive dwarf variety presents stunning pink-scarlet blooms with cream blotches, and dramatic deep burgundy spots; mounded, crisp green foliage provides contrast; blooms last well as cut flowers
Inca Sundance™ Alstroemeria features showy bracted yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with creamy white overtones, shell pink throats and burgundy spots at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.
Inca Sundance™ 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.
Inca Sundance™ Alstroemeria is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Inca Sundance™ Alstroemeria will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
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. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Inca Sundance™ 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 and foliage 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.