Alstroemeria Rock 'n' Roll ('Alsdun01') (PBR)

9cm pot £11.99
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Buy Alstroemeria Rock 'n' Roll ('Alsdun01') (PBR) Peruvian lily: You will need your sunnies for this one!

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    If you like lots of colour, then you will probably love this Alstroemeria. It is a new cultivar that has been bred in Australia, and the most striking feature is the showy, variegated foliage, which is generously streaked with cream and green. The bright red flowers, each with a yellow flash, appear in early summer and often don't stop until well into autumn. It really does put on a jaw-dropping display and is perfect for hot-themed colour schemes as well as pots.

  • 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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Such striking pretty flowers.

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We use then in our 'hot bed' very pretty. & striking. Easy to plant & divide. Difficult when dug up as corms fall off.

Kaff

Wallington, Surrey

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What depth should I plant this item?

Kev

Hello This plant is supplied potted up in a 9cm pot. Plant so that the pot compost is level with the ground soil.

Georgin

Hi, I have just bought this alstromeria. Is it better potting it on into a 2l pot, keeping it in my heated greenhouse over the winter, and planting out in spring, or should I plant it in my border now and ensure to give it plenty of protection over the winter? Many thanks for your help, I am still wearing my 'L' plates when it comes to gardening!

Trevor

Hello, These plants are fully hardy, so I would recommend planting it straight out in the garden now, however do tuck it in with a deep mulch (8" or so) of chipped bark.

Helen

Hello there, would you be able to tell me if the leaves of the Peruvian Lily "Alstromeira -Rock and Roll" die back in the winter. If yes, should they be cut back? Is this a bulb? Many thanks Claire

stevie

Hello, These plants grow from tubers and their foliage does die down completely in winter. You can remove this after it has to tidy the plant up.

Helen

How long after plants are deliverer do they take to flower .

taylormade

Hello, It is difficult to be too specific as the flowering is largely determined by the available water, light and nutrients, but given good conditions, there is a good chance that you would have some flowers in the first year after planting.

Helen

I have an old newspaper cart that I'm converting into a pot. It's approx 1 metre long and 60 cm wide with plenty of depth for the roots. Is it worth buying 2 of these to fill the cart or will 1 plant eventually fill it. Thanks Mark

ohwhatafinish

Hello, These plants have an eventual spread of around 60cm, so you will need a couple if you want to fill the cart.

Helen

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