Exotic Alstroemeria: Grow Peruvian Lilies in Your Garden

Alstroemerias, commonly known as Peruvian lilies, are a delightful addition to any garden, offering vibrant colors, long-lasting blooms, and easy-care requirements. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, these stunning perennials from Woolpit Nurseries are sure to elevate your outdoor space with their exotic charm.

What are Alstroemerias?

Astroemerias are fleshy-rooted herbaceous perennials that grow from bulb-like tubers. Originating from South America, they have been bred to produce a stunning range of flower colors, including vibrant pinks, reds, purples, yellows, oranges, and creamy-whites. The lily-like flowers, adorned with speckles, blotches, and stripes, bloom in clusters atop leafy stems from early summer to late autumn.

They are prized for their extended flowering season, larger blooms, and vivid colors. They make excellent additions to summer borders, container gardens, and floral arrangements. With their hardy nature and exotic appearance, they add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any garden setting.

How to Grow Alstroemerias

Alstroemerias are a versatile addition to borders and containers, offering showy flowers from early summer to the first frosts. Plant them in spring or autumn, ensuring the soil is warm and damp for quick root establishment. Incorporate organic matter, such as garden compost or well-rotted manure, into the soil to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth.

Where to Plant

These plants thrive in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. They prefer a warm, sheltered spot in the garden and benefit from regular watering during dry periods. To ensure continued flowering, remove faded blooms by gently pulling the entire cluster from the plant. Regular feeding with a high potash fertilizer, such as tomato feed, throughout the growing season promotes bountiful blooms.

In Borders: Choose a warm, sunny location with free-draining soil. Incorporate plenty of organic matter, such as garden compost or well-rotted manure, before planting.
In Containers: Use a large container filled with well-draining compost and grit to ensure proper drainage. Move containers to a frost-free location over winter to protect the plants.

When to Plant

The best time to plant alstroemerias is in spring or autumn when the soil is warm and damp, allowing the roots to establish quickly. If purchasing these peruvian liles in flower during summer, plant them immediately and provide regular watering to help them settle in.

Watering and Feeding

Watering: While Alstroemerias are drought-tolerant, regular watering during dry periods encourages further flowering. Container-grown plants require consistent moisture throughout the growing season.
Feeding: Feed Alstroemerias weekly with a high potash fertilizer, such as tomato feed, to promote continuous flowering. Container-grown plants benefit from additional nutrients due to limited access to soil nutrients.

Transform Your Garden with Alstroemerias from Woolpit Nurseries

Ready to add a touch of exotic beauty to your garden? Explore Woolpit Nurseries’ selection of vibrant peruvian lilies today and create a stunning outdoor oasis that blooms with color and vitality. With high-quality plants and expert advice, we’re here to help you cultivate the garden of your dreams. Buy Alstroemerias ready to plant in your garden at Woolpit Nurseries and watch as your garden comes to life with their enchanting beauty.

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