Every pastel color and now darker reds, golds.
At long last, Alstroemeria for the home garden!
This is one of the most popular and long-lasting of cut flowers. These hybrids have been specially bred to stay short and compact in the home garden.
There are three different types of Alstroemerias.
Cut flower types.Tall 3 to 4 foot stems florists to make arrangements. Only available to cut flower growers. The most colors are in this group.
Garden varieties growing 3 to 4 feet high, Mostly in the pastel color ranges. More colors are coming.
Newer genetically dwarf Dutch hybrids that are genetically low growing. One to two feet. . Great color range with the darker reds and golds not available in the garden varieties .Every Garden should have at least three different colors. So good for arrangements and easy too.
Alstroemerias grow (and spread) from underground rhizomes. While the rhizomes are making their growth, the plant sends up small vegetative growth. When the plant is ready to bloom, new shoots come springing out and quickly grow to nice sturdy stems with blooms.
Full sun or very light shade.Too much shade will make your plants tall and spindly.
Feeding and Watering:
Plenty of both. If your Alstroemeria gets dried out the leaves will turn yellow. Alstroemerias need to be fertilized regularly. A slow release type would be fine or regular feeding with a liquid fertilizer
A variety of flower colors are available. Foliage is a light green.For more information and pictures go to Put in link to the longer "alstroemeria page.
Season(s) Carried at Weidners:
Container or ground?
Best grown in the ground. If grown in pots be ready to divide and repot yearly.
Snails and slugs love Alstroemerias.
The links below are to the instructions we give out at the nursery. This page contains additional and expanded information.