Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Alstroemeria. A very vigorous and hardy Alstromeria with deliciously fragrant flowers. Blooms are rosy red with a sunny yellow throat and prominent dark checkmarks. Height 24-36". No. 1 root.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 18.45 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 16.85 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 15.85 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 15.00 / pkg|
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Also known as Peruvian Lily. Plant roots 8" below soil surface, or 4-6" deep in warmer climates. Alstromeria is susceptible to root rot, cultivate to a depth of 15 inches to avoid this.
Mulch in early winter and do not disturb roots. Handle the tuberous roots gently as they can be brittle. Space 12" apart. Prefers full sun to partial shade and well drained, organic, moist soil. Blooms June to September. Grow against a warm wall and provide winter mulch where marginally hardy (Zone 5). Where not hardy dig and store roots in moist potting mix and store at 2-5°C.