This charming plant is gracing the Limestone Rock Garden with its vivid pink flowers.
The diminutive Peruvian lily grows to only 30cm in height. The flowers are carried in umbels of up to 6 flowers, in which the inner tepals have a yellow marking and purple streaking. These are set off against grey-green foliage. A native of Peru, this is a tuberous species, which is usually grown in a gritty compost, or even pure sand, but here it does well in this sunny, well-drained position where it continues to clump up well. A member of the Alstroemeriaceae family this species displays the spiralled leaf arrangement and three inner and three outer petals typical of the family.