Alstrioemeria cummingiana


$4.44 / packet

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One of the rarest and most secret treasures of the Andes, this dwarf gem opens large salmon-pink flowers, strikingly marked in yellow at the petal bases. Sizeable, prominent red anthers add to this sumptuous spectacle. It is one of the gems from the Hookeri complex and consequently long lived as it runs underground in a loose scree or well-drained soil.

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds when you receive them at any time of year, storing them will simply make them go deeply dormant. Cover with compost or grit about 5mm deep and keep the moist seed pot in a cool spot or the bottom of a fridge for around 4 weeks. These seeds usually germinate very slowly indeed at between 5 and 10 degrees C so watch them carefully. Although these are fresh seeds grown here, they can take up to a year to appear after sowing so please be very patient indeed as they will come up eventually. NOTE they WILL NOT germinate if too warm. Grow in small pots before planting out in spring into a deeply-prepared bed of loose soil when the adult tubers will soon establish themselves.

Key Facts


Classification:Hardy perennial


Packet Content:8 (Approx)

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