Princess Sara Peruvian Lily
This is a cultivar of the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, a genus named for the Swedish baron Clas Alströmer, a close friend of Carolus Linnaeus, the guy who invented the Latin naming system. (Alstroemeria is pronounced al-stre-MEE-ree-uh.) These plants are South American natives, and very attractive.
Identification: As described by the Green Acres Nursery and Supply Company, the “glimmering dark golden orange 2" (5 cm) flowers bear a distinctive pink and white throat and appear continuously if stems are plucked promptly. ... Flowers continuously from spring to fall. Dense, mounding habit with fast growth 12-15" (30-38 cm) tall and wide. Minimum temperatures of 10 to 20°F.” The patent description is a bit less, uh, flowery: “A new and distinct cultivar of Alstroemeria plant named Staprisara, characterized by its compact and uniform plant growth habit; freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; and yellow and red purple bi-colored flowers with dark purple-colored spots and stripes.”
Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’ on ZipcodeZoo.com
Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’ on www.themulch.com
Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’ on Flickr
Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
Range: Zones 8-11: