Princess Mathilde Peruvian Lily
This is a cultivar of the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas. The genus is 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.) The cultivar was produced from Alstroemeria hybrida ‘Staprivina’ in 2002. If anybody knows what a ‘Zaprimat’ is, please let me know. These plants are South American natives, and very attractive.
Identification: These compact plants are about 15" (38 cm) in height, with salmon-orange flowers that bloom continuously from April until the first frost. Compared with their progenitor, Alstroemeria hybrida ‘Staprivina’, these plants have an upright, somewhat outwardly spreading and mounded plant habit; a vigorous growth habit; large, salmon-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
Alstroemeria ‘Zaprimat’ on New Hampshire Mountain Hiking
Alstroemeria ‘Zaprimat’ at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Alstroemeria ‘Zaprimat’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
Range: Zones 8-11: