This exotic looking Alstroemeria has long (60 cms) flowering stems when established, making it a popular choice for long lasting (1wk+) cut flower displays. The blooms should be produced on this plant around June/ July until the first frosts.
The 10Litre tub this plant comes in is full of tubers and plenty of rhizomes (the sub-surface growing point from where the foliage emerges), so this plant can be either planted whole into a border/large container (after the frosts when the soil has warmed), or carefully divided (at you own risk!) to make a number of smaller plants.
The foliage dies back in the Winter and grows back in the Spring, more vigorously than the year before once the roots have fully grown in. If planting in a border this plant will need a (15cms) layer of mulch over Winter (for the first 2 years) until it is fully established.
Easy to Grow Grow Your Own Cut Flowers U.K. Grown Peat Free
I have yet to get a flower but I think that is because it took me a while to find a good pot for it. Now it has settled and the last few weeks has grown considerably. Really looking forward to some blooms.