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Alstroemeria hybrid 'Monica' (Princess lily, alstroemeria)

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Plant description

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monica

Monica is an alstroemeria that has creamy white flowers.

Princess lillies are a compact form of alstroemeria that will flower through spring, summer and autumn. Good for border and container growing, they are rarely troubled with pests or diseases. When not in flower, they form a neat compact mound of foliage. The flowers make excellent cut flowers.

Alstroemeria will flower well in sunny or part shaded conditions. In hotter areas they may need protection from the summer sun, so a position in dappled shade in the middle of the day would be preferred, as well as a layer of mulch. They can go dormant in the middle of summer, but will reshoot and flower in autumn. Drought tolerant when established, they will flower better with regular watering and feeding. Too much water can lead to rotting, as will planting the crown too deep.

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser applied through the flowering season.

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