ALSTROEMERIA REVOLUTA

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ALSTROEMERIA REVOLUTA

$4.74 / packet

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Description

Purple-blue, orchid-like flowers, delicately marked and spotted with crimson open on short stems on this rare and very choice plant. Strong stems bear lush green foliage, and mature plants can be divided with time as they gradually spread as they are drought tolerant, producing fleshy tubers from which they sprout each year. Probably the bluest flower of all alstroemerias, it grows at altitude giving it a good measure of hardiness.

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

Family:Alstroemeriaceae

Common name:Inca Lily

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:60-80cm

Packet Content:6 (Approx)

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