Alstroemerias, or Inca lilies have become extremely popular garden plants over the last decade, with numerous new hybrids on the market. The Inticancha series are squat, compact plants that are grown for their garden performance as opposed to cut flowers. They form low clumps 30 to 40 cm tall and can spread equally as wide. Masses of blooms adorn the plants during spring and summer.
A wide range of colours with exotic names is available right now. At least a dozen or so different hybrids ranging from almost white to red and purple. Plant them in full sun or very light shade. Feed regularly with water soluble plant food with a 3:1:6 formula to ensure plenty of flowers over an extended blooming season. Remove spent flowers by tugging the stems out from below ground level. This stimulates the formation of more flower bearing stems from the underground tubers.