Alstroemeria 'Cahors' (Planet Series)


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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow growing to average
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Other features: excellent cut flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The larger outer petals of this gorgeous Peruvian lily are rose pink, but have magenta-pink flashes of and a touch of yellow, particularly towards the throat. The pink-tipped inner petals are a clear yellow, and are variously streaked with rusty brown markings. A very pretty combination of colours makes this summer-flowering perennial a must-have for the border.

  • Garden care: Newly planted Alstroemerias should be given a very generous 20cm (8") deep mulch of chipped bark in their first winter to help the plants become established. In subsequent autumns, provide a dry mulch of bracken or bark chippings will help protect the crowns. After flowering cut back the faded flower-stems, but make sure you always wear gloves when working with Peruvian lilies, as contact with the foliage may cause skin irritation.

  • May cause skin allergy

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