P. Hardy and half-hardy tuberous-rooted plants with lilylikein summer, growing to about 3 ft. They are excellent for . Alstroemerias must be planted 6 in. deep. They prefer light, rich, well-drained soil, a sunny and plenty of moisture during hot weather. The various forms of A. aurantiaca, e.g. Dover Orange, Moerheim Orange, Orange King, are very attractive. A. haemantha is blood-red with an orange throat. The Ligtu hybrids comprise various shades of pink, flame and apricot, the flowers being borne on firm . A. pelegrina is with rose-pink flushes, growing to about 20 in. It is somewhat tender and is best grown in a frost-proof . All alstroemerias resent disturbance and may take two or three years to settle down. Avoid forking or digging between the plants. Increase by division in March or September.