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Inca Ice™ Alstroemeria

1-Quart
Item # 31537
$17.95
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Alstroemeria Inca Ice™

This is from the Konst Inca® series of cold-hardy, floriferous Alstroemeria.
Cultivar name: 'KOIce'

Incredibly floriferous, this very dense, bushy Peruvian Lily covers itself with blooms in muted shades of apricot, pink, cream, and yellow, all spotted in russet-brown. From a distance, the blooms appear to be peach colored; upon closer inspection, a full palette of pastel hues is on display!

Bushy and well-branched, Inca Ice™ is an ultra-vigorous cultivar, part of the Inca® series of cold-hardy, floriferous Alstroemeria. Expect the plant to reach 2 to 3 feet high and fully 3 feet wide in the sunny garden, thriving even in dry or humid conditions.

Inca Ice™ begins blooming in early summer in most climates and continues nonstop all season. The flowers are held in umbels of up to 20, all beautifully pastel-toned and spotted in russet. Terrific for cutting, they last for many weeks in the garden and about 2 weeks in the vase.

Alstroemeria is the cut-flower lover's best friend, and we are delighted to bring this exceptional cultivar to your garden. Find a sunny, well-drained position and begin enjoying years of magnificent indoor arrangements and outdoor beauty! Zones 5-9.

Genus Alstroemeria
Variety Inca Ice™
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 24 in - 3 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Flower, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Dark Brown, Light Apricot, Light Cream, Light Pink, Light Yellow
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Cold Hardy
Season Of Interest Summer
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
A beautiful and vigorous perennial for the sunny garden
Carole: molecular biologist working with plants from MD wrote (October 08, 2012):
I LOVE this plant and will order more next year! It is October 13 and it is still blooming strong here in Sharpsburg, Maryland. My soil is heavy clay and I did little to amend it. Still the plant is going great guns. It got off to a slow start due to 100+ degree temps in June and July. But now it is spectacular! I highly recommend this little beauty!
Alstromeria
Peruvian Lily

Planting:

Outdoors, in the far south, set bulbs 1 foot apart in a rich but light, well-drained but moisture-retentive soil, and in a location receiving partial shade. In zones 6-8, set out after danger of frost is past, planting 4 to 6 inches deep, and mulch well.

Indoors, plant in the autumn, using a suitable potting mixture and water sparingly until growth starts; then water amply throughout blooming season.


Maintenance:

Water during periods of drought. We recommend a winter mulch in the northern spectrum of its hardiness zones. Farther north, after foliage has matured in fall, dig bulbs and store in damp sand or suitable material, to keep bulbs from drying out. Indoors, after blooming, taper off watering till foliage matures.

Keep plant in its pot and fairly dry until ready to begin the growth cycle again; or remove from soil, dry and store in a shallow container of damp sand until planting time.


Zones:

Zones 5 (with protection) to 9

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.