Alstroemeria 'Charm'

Alstroemeria 'Charm' is a dusky salmon-pink, with a deep yellow heart and is one of my favourites. More
1 x 9cm pot 510858-1 £14.95

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Alstroemeria 'Charm' is a dusky salmon-pink, with a deep yellow heart and is one of my favourites.

Alstroemerias are one of the longest and hardest performing plants you can grow. Our trial bed is still going strong five years after we planted it. Hugely flowery, I picked an enormous vase of alstroemerias for Christmas.

Genus Alstroemeria
Group/Species x hybrida
Variety Charm
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Peruvian Lily
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
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 June - 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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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