Peruvian Lily 'Ballerina'

Alstroemeria 'Ballerina' | Also known as: Lily of the Incas 'Ballerina', Parrot lily 'Ballerina' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

The Peruvian Lily, or Alstroemeria, is a South American family name for a huge amount of sub-species of wonderful plants. Depending on the type you choose, the blooms can vary in colour from orange, pink, yellow, white or virtually any colour you might care to choose. They have dark green foliage and large, bright blooms that appear in the summer and autumn. If you make your choice of plant carefully, you can find those that are hardy to our British climate, but there are also those that need protection from the winter frosts. Plant in partial shade or full sunlight for the best results.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Skin reaction possible if you touch leaves.
Height [m]
  • 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.75
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Tall
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z8-11
Heat zone
  • H12-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -12 - 4
Heat days
  • 60 - 210
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Cottage garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years