He added: "The alstroemerias
in the Cliff Richard house all died.
The taller varieties will certainly benefit from some support during the summer, but they will reward you with plenty of long-stemmed blooms which are very long-lived, as cut alstroemerias
will grow in most fertile, free-draining, but moisture-retentive soils in a position either in full sun or partial shade.
Gardens in cold areas struggle with euphorbias, or regard alstroemerias
and agapanthus as impossibly tender.
Smith, the breeder of the Princess series of Alstroemerias
Other types sold on the market include freesias, tulips and alstroemerias
Freesias, anemones, summer hyacinths, alliums, gladioli, cosmos, alstroemerias
and dozens of others will be adorning shelves soon, ready for you to plant out in the next few weeks once the soil has warmed a little.
She wore a petite rhinestone and crystal tiara and carried a kissing ball of alstroemerias
THE freckled and streaked trumpet-shaped blooms of alstroemerias
, or Peruvian lilies, will add a lively accent to a flowerbed.
or Peruvian lilies, among the longest-flowering summer plants, come in pink, red, yellow, white, purple and other shades, generally with contrasting throats and attractive streaked markings.
are slowly becoming available and these will definitely be hot sellers.
PLANT OF THE WEEK: ALSTROEMERIA
PSITTACINAI REALLY like the exotic flowers of the big hybrid alstroemerias
with their orchid-like flowers delicately pencilled with dark lines.
in groups about four or six inches (10 or 15cm) deep in a well-fertilised, well-drained spot.
Distinction in form, variety and clarity in color, and lasting vase quality have made gerberas and alstroemerias
two of florists' favorite cut flowers.
, also known as Peruvian lilies, are tuberous plants that form large clumps, are long-flowering and excellent for cutting.
In Southern California, only hybrid evergreen alstroemerias
, generally in the pink to purple color range, and only about 2 feet tall, are sold.