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.
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.
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.
Distinction in form, variety and clarity in color, and lasting vase quality have made gerberas and alstroemerias
two of florists' favorite cut flowers.
IF you like alstroemerias
, look at the 2002 catalogue of Princess Lilies (a hybrid of alstroemeria
) from Peter Smith.
QFIVE years ago, I planted some alstroemerias
. It was two years before they flowered, and although the clump gets bigger it only produced four flowers this year.
Judging from the response to Sunset's cover article last September, in a few years you should be seeing many more alstroemerias
(Peruvian lilies) blooming in home gardens.
Two new Little Princess alstroemerias
are available, including Princess Aiko, Japan's most popular variety.
in groups about four or six inches (10 or 15cm) deep in a well-fertilised, well-drained spot.
L.) plantations located in Villa Guerrero, Mexico State, plants with symptoms similar to those induced by geminivirus in other horticultural crops have been detected.