Alstroemeria ligtu - Peruvian Lily Mix
You've seen Peruvian Lilies in florist's bouquets, but they're rarely grown in American gardens. They should be.
Native to the Peruvian Andes, Alstroemeria is hardy down to zone 7 and thrives up to zone 11. Clusters of brilliant blossoms bloom on 3' stems, ideal for cutting. They're happy in full or partial sun, require regular water, no special care. Once established, they spread from rhizomes, and the cluster turns into a spectacular spread.
Peruvian Lilies have a long flowering period, and as florists know, the blossoms last as long as two weeks. These seeds are mixed colors. You will have one amazing assortment.
Seeds are very slow to germinate. Scarify the hard seed coat and soak seeds for a minimum of 24 hours in warm water, you should see the seed coats puff up, or swell. Surface sow, covering with a light layer of soil. Cold stratify for 30 days. Cover pot with plastic wrap and a rubber band to keep in heat and moisture. Place in a warm, sunny location, keep soil moist, but not soaking wet. Remove plastic wrap when you have seedlings.