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  • alstroemeria bulbs
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.75m

Alstroemeria ligtu hybrids

alstroemeria bulbs

£9.99 £7.99
20% off all plants
Pot size 6 bare root plants
6 bare root plants
12+6 FREE roots
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing to average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    Producing a mass of multi-coloured, funnel-shaped flowers throughout summer, these showy perennials will slowly spread to form good-sized clumps if they are planted in a sheltered spot. The flowers are excellent for cutting and will be long-lasting in a vase, so it is worth planting a few more than you need for the border.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs outside 20cm deep and 30-45cm apart after frost, or into pots under glass at any time. After flowering cut back the faded flower-stems, but make sure you always wear gloves when working with Peruvian lilies, as contact with the foliage may cause skin irritation. Newly planted Alstroemerias should be given a very generous 20cm (8") deep mulch of chipped bark in their first winter to help the plants become established. In subsequent autumns, provide a dry mulch of bracken or bark chippings will help protect the crowns.
  • May cause skin allergy
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