Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'

Alstroemeria makes supreme cut flowers, and 'Indian Summer' is one of a new, garden-bred series of mid-height varieties. More
1 x 9cm plant 511039-1 £11.95 Now £10.15 Delivery early May
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Alstroemeria makes supreme cut flowers, lasting months in a vase. 'Indian Summer' is one of a new, glamorous garden-bred series of mid-height varieties. It has fiery orange-red flowers which contrast fabulously against its chocolate brown foliage. This is a superb variety which does well in a sunny or part shady spot, where it will flower continuously from May until the first frosts.

Genus Alstroemeria
Variety Indian Summer
Type Hardy once established (will need mulching through winter)
Common Name Peruvian Lily
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Acidic, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant alstroemerias in a sheltered site, in part shade or full sun, any time between May and August (once the frosts are over). Add plenty of grit to the planting hole, plus plenty of organic matter and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole. Water well after planting. If you have a greenhouse it is well worth growing alstromeria inside too. Pot them up into 5L pots and keep frost free. Feed and water well once they start to shoot in spring and they should give you an almost continual flower harvest. Propagate by division in April. The roots are fragile and need to be lifted and divided with care and replanted immediately.
Care Tips Add a slow-release fertiliser in the spring and water regularly in dry weather. Stake plants so they don't collapse in the wind or rain, and keep picking the flowers - the best way is to pull them rather than cutting. Mulch deeply for the first couple of winters and if you live in a cooler part of the country. Hardy with a mulch once established. Handle with gloves, so that the sap does not cause irritation.
Flowering May - September
Vase Life Arrange with a drop of bleach in their flower water, and with new water every 4-5 days they should last 3 weeks in a vase.
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  • Flowers/Harvest
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Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' reviews

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Meredith

Plants are sub standard in my opinion- I have other alstroemerias and in comparison, these are weak unhealthy plants that have not grown well. Also very pricey. Won’t buy from SR again which is a shame.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Sandra

The plant colours are soooo vivid, exactly the same as in the catalogue, I’ve put them in a pot I hope they come back next year as they were a birthday present and I don’t want to lose them

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Reviewed 6th September 2018 by Helene

Plants grew extremely well and produced an excellent display.

A stunning plant!

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Reviewed 28th October 2017 by Lyn Noakes

This is the most stunning plant I have seen in a long time! So glad that I bought it (albeit in the sale...) It had not been cut back and arrived in flower with more to come. Careful packaging by SR and careful handling by Royal Mail! Highly recommended!