My ideas. The petals can often have contrasting colour patterns and speckled throats. Join the RHS. As exotic and beautiful as an orchid, but much less difficult to grow, alstroemeria (Alstroemeria spp.) Not fully hardy, mulch for the first two winters to protect the rootball. Genevieve says. Alstroemeria overwintering. Dig and divide now, in spring, before it gets too hot. November 2015. Alstroemeria comes in a variety of colours including white, yellow, red, orange, purple and pink. Looks. All alstroemerias like good living, so give them plenty of organic matter at their roots. It’s superb planted in groups along a path edge, or grouped informally in a sheltered sunny border. Another way is to dig up the peruvian lily bulbs and divide the rhizomes. Flower cuttings are also fairly long-lived, lasting over two weeks when in a vase. Alstroemerias have long been a staple of cottage gardens, but modern cultivars have an extended flowering season, with larger blooms and more vivid colours. Stake them so they don’t collapse in the wind or rain, and keep picking the flowers for cutting, or deadheading – pull from the root and they will continue to flower for months. Alstroemeria contains a toxin called tulipalin, which is potentially harmful to all animals. Not fully hardy, mulch for the first two winters to protect the rootball. Alstroemeria ‘Fougere’ has gorgeous white flowers splashed with yellow and pink-purple in the throat, topped with burgundy streaks. Two weeks later, dig all the way around the plant. While the alstroemeria is a fairly hardy plant, there are a few common issues. Splitting - I would be inclined to do this in spring. When it has died back in the winter months, it can then be tidied up by cutting the stems back to the base. Rob looks after the trade sales, planning and finance of the business, ensuring it continues to improve and satisfy our many customers. (15 cm) of the ground. Create an account or log in. I have 60 variable colours. Too much shade will result in tall, floppy plants with weak stems, so plant your alstroemeria bulbs where they will receive as much sun as possible. Yes, you can. Stake them so they don’t collapse in the wind or rain, and keep picking the flowers for cutting, or deadheading – pull from the root and they will continue to flower for months. Common name: Dwarf Alstroemeria Botanic name: Alstroemeria ‘Peruvian Princess’ Description: A compact, dense shrub growing to about 50cm (20″) with striking ruby red flowers and golden yellow throats.Flowers from spring through to autumn. Plant alstroemerias in a sheltered site, in part shade or full sun, any time between May and August in good soil. Alstroemeria. With such colourful and exotic flowers there is a temptation to regard them as tender greenhouse plants especially when viewing displays of cut flowers at the Chelsea Flower Show. Dividing tender plants. Find help & information on Alstroemeria 'Avanti' Peruvian lily 'Avanti' from the RHS Search. Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth. Aim to take some cuttings when the new growth is three inches in length. Your video, BTW, is very helpful. Alstroemerias are hardy perennials, which … Dig up the plant’s rhizomes as well as all of the roots that branch off from them. Peruvian lilies have fleshy tubers which quickly spread to form clumps in the garden. Stake them so they don’t collapse in the wind or rain, and keep picking the flowers for cutting, or deadheading – pull from the root and they will continue to flower for months. Need dividing and a three-year-old clump may well push dividing alstroemeria plants youtube 80 flowering a... 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