Everybody loves Alstroemeria as they give copious exotic looking blossoms from June to November that last for up to 14 days in a vase!
Great for cutting and happy in borders and containers. Dead head by pulling the flowers stems gently from the bottom of the plant, the resulting ‘wound’ then initiates new flowers. Prefers well-drained soil in a partly shaded sheltered site. Height and spread 60-80cm (24-32”). Fully hardy perennial.
Flower Colour Orange
Other Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Rare or Unusual, Suitable for Container
Hardiness Hardy Perennial
Delivery March onwards
Flowering Time Autumn, Long Flowering, Summer
Aspect Sun or Partial Shade
Spread 45cm (18")
Height 60cm (24")
Fertile and well drained.
Partial shaded site
May to October
Great for borders and containers. Needs good drainage. The soil temperature needs to be warm, so if the garden is frosted or cold then plant on in pots and place in a warm, sheltered spot, with plenty of light until the new growth has started. Plant at a depth of 3cm. Mulch for the first 2 years. Leave for a while to form clumps. In frost prone areas maintain a dry mulch in winter. If the plant gets too hot in the summer they will stop flowering and put their effort to producing more tuberous roots. Propagate established clumps by division in early spring or autumn. Bare Roots Addition info: Plants may lose the thick tuberous roots on transit however these are not necessary for the plant to grow. Hardy perennial. Bare roots take up to 12-16 weeks to appear after planting.
All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.
Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower. Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F) Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)
Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.
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