ALSTROEMERIA LIGTU 'SIMSII'

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ALSTROEMERIA LIGTU 'SIMSII'

$3.63 / packet

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Description

One of the strongest and tallest of all Alstroemerias in Chile, this robust flower opens large, multiple-flowered florets of strikingly-splashed orange flowers over an extended period in midsummer. A superb and valuable plant which thrives in poor soil, where it will slowly spread by underground rhizomes.

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

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:60-90cm

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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