|This popular florist's choice makes an excellent perennial plant in Zones 7 through 10. Although species and hybrids vary in hardiness, all plants produce large clusters of azalealike flowers in bright orange, yellow, pink, lilac, rose, milky white, or red. Thrive in deep, cool, moist soil, but tolerate well-draining clay soils. Watch for fleshy but easily breakable roots when planting. Slow to establish. Eventually form large clumps which should not be disturbed. Divide with care in spring, and plant 6 to 8 inches deep. May cause skin irritation.
After Fred Meyer's long blooming season, remove flowers. To encourage new growth, gently pull or twist -- do not cut -- stems a few inches above the soil. Leaves may cause irritation in some people.
Attributes - Alstroemeria 'Fred Meyer'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Pink, Purple
Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.