ALSTROEMERIA AURANTIACA DR SALTERS Mix

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A must for every garden border.  Despite their delicate appearance these are a tough hardy perennial producing an abundance of intricately patterned long lasting lily like flowers.

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ALSTROEMERIA AURANTIACA DR SALTERS Mix

A must for every garden border.  Despite their delicate appearance these are a tough hardy perennial producing an abundance of intricately patterned long lasting lily like flowers.  Stunning in the border or perfect as a cut flower.   Reaching 80-100 cm with strong stems they will flower from late spring into summer.

Cultivation Advice ALSTROEMERIA AURANTIACA DR SALTERS Mix

  • The seed can be tricky to germinate as it needs an extended period of warm to cold to warm conditions to break the seed dormancy as winter provides in nature.
  • This can be achieved with an autumn sowing under glass with germination as soon as the conditions warm in spring.  You can cheat and achieve the same with a tray / pot sealed in a plastic bag alternating between a propagator, fridge then heated propagator again ( 3 weeks at each stage).  Warmth at 70-75 F, chilled at 40 F.
  • When seedlings are large enough to handle plant to individual pots and grow on.  This must be done when young as large seedlings do not like being disturbed.
  • For final growing position these are best in full sun and need a well-drained soil if to survive over any wet / cold winter.
  • Can be grown in pots brought under cover if soil conditions are not ideal.
  • The seedlings flower in their second year and progressively get better year on year.