Alstroemeria ligtu L.f. subsp. ligtu 'Barclayana'

See Alstroemeria ligtu subsp. simsii (Spreng) Ehr.Bayer for a description of the species. According to Johnson's and Paxton's Dictionary, ‘Barcleyana’ has crimson flowers, although the Floricultural Cabinet described the flowers as orange.  [FC p.274/1849].


Horticultural & Botanical History

Described as Alstroemeria barklayana by Loudon in 1839 [Loudon's Hortus Britannicus ed.3, p.608/1839].

Introduced to Britain in 1830.  [JD]. 


History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [B.24/1850].  It is possible that this plant and Alstroemeria Van Houttii were part of a consignment of Alstroemerias, 8 varieties ‘separate and named’, ordered by Macarthur from James Carter, Seedsman and Florist, High Holborn, on 8th April, 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.128]. 



Published Jan 11, 2009 - 03:32 PM | Last updated Jun 18, 2012 - 05:17 PM

Alstroemeria pulchra | BM t.2421/1823 | BHL. This is probably very similar to 'Barclayana', with the latter having red flowers.


More details about Alstroemeria ligtu L.f. subsp. ligtu 'Barclayana'
Family Alstroemeriaceae
Region of origin


  • Alstroemeria barklayana Hort. ex Loud. 
  • Alstroemeria haemantha (Ruiz & Pav.) Ravenna var. barcleyana

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Alstroemeria Barclayana 


Confidence level high