ALSTROEMERIA'S

trisher
trisher Member Posts: 9,263
edited 25. Mar 2010, 20:14 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hi

I have bought some Alstromeria's for the garden.

Does anyone know anything about them or got any tips how to grow them?

Have you got any tips also as to where should I plant them or hubby should. I wondered if there is any plants you should not put them near.

Trish xx

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  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    never even heard of them sorry i not much good lol
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Trisher

    Step 1

    Plant alstroemeria in full sun in well-drained soil.

    Step 2

    Add a light application of organic fertilizer to the planting hole.

    Step 3

    Place the plants no deeper than they were growing in the containers.

    Step 4

    Set the plants 1 foot apart.

    Step 5

    Mulch around but not on top of the plants with 3 inches of organic compost.

    Step 6

    Water well until soil is completely moist.

    Caring for Alstroemeria

    Step 1

    Cut off old flower stems with bypass pruners.

    Step 2

    Mulch around but not on top of the plants in early spring with 3 inches of organic compost.

    Step 3

    Water well weekly until soil is completely moist in summers with no rainfall

    I hope they grow well. I've got some in my garden, and they are beautiful flowers.
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Joan

    Do they last long, do they grow every year? These are bare roots I have.
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes they make a big clump, and they come up every year. The flowers last a long time as cut flowers too.
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Joan

    Thank you for that, will remember what to do. I cannot wait to see them grow now. I do like lovely flowers in the garden.
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    rehab44 wrote:
    http://www.tuinadvies.be/foto/alstroemeria dream.jpg

    Got some some of my borders, a beautiful plant

    Rehab

    They are pretty aren't they? I really like that colour, Do they get bigger every year or just the same??

    Thanks for showing me. I will really look forward to seeing them when they bloom

    Thank you

    Trish
  • snowball
    snowball Member Posts: 3,465
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've never heard of them but they sound lovely and i might have to get some for my back garden.

    Julie
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    They are one of my favourite flowers, and they are in different colours. The clumps increase in size each year, so you should get more flowers. Also, once in bloom, the flowers last a long time. It is important to plant them in a sunny place as they don't like cold or damp.
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Very true :!: :D I bloom in the sun too :!: :lol:
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks, Rehab. That's nice :D
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well Thank You Joan, /Thank you Rehab

    Wow, now I'm even more excited, right so hubby has to find a sunny spot then LEAVE them alone.

    They look a bit like a lily those Tiger ones don't they.

    Should you cover them with straw in the winter of will they be ok?

    Trish xx
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It's best to protect them in the winter, so straw would be a good idea.
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ahh Joan


    Thank you. I should have known you would have known.

    Thanks again Joan, now we know how to look after them. I will put a photo on here when they bloom :D

    love Trish xx

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