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Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’

Princess Sara Peruvian lily

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderLilialesIncludes lilies, tulips, trilliums, greenbriars, and others

About plant names...

This is a cultivar of the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, a genus 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.) These plants are South American natives, and very attractive.

Identification: As described by the Green Acres Nursery and Supply Company, the “glimmering dark golden orange 2" (5 cm) flowers bear a distinctive pink and white throat and appear continuously if stems are plucked promptly. ... Flowers continuously from spring to fall. Dense, mounding habit with fast growth 12-15" (30-38 cm) tall and wide. Minimum temperatures of 10 to 20°F.” The patent description is a bit less, uh, flowery: “A new and distinct cultivar of Alstroemeria plant named Staprisara, characterized by its compact and uniform plant growth habit; freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; and yellow and red purple bi-colored flowers with dark purple-colored spots and stripes.”

Online References:

Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’ on www.themulch.com

Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’ on Flickr


Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’ (Princess Sara Peruvian lily)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Alstroemeria ‘Staprisara’ (Princess Sara Peruvian lily)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Range: Zones 8-11:

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