Alstroemeria 'Cardinal Purple'

I've been looking for a dark, rich Cardinal purple alstroe for ten years – honestly. Well, here it is. More
1 x 9cm plant 511131-1 £11.95 Delivery early May
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3 x 9cm plants 511131-3 £32.50 Delivery early May
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I've been looking for a dark, rich Cardinal purple alstroe for ten years – honestly. Well, here it is.

Genus Alstroemeria
Variety Cardinal Purple
Type Hardy once established (will need mulching through winter)
Common Name Peruvian Lily
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture 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 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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Alstroemeria 'Cardinal Purple' reviews

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Reviewed 25th November 2018 by John Malcolm Sharpe

Excellent quality plants that have taken strongly and flowered very well for their first year

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Peter

Very good service and plant arrived well packaged and in good condition. A challenging season for new plants, but this one did flower in late September.

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Patricia

Excellent service and strong and healthy plants

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Jackie

Absolutely gorgeous! Did so well and much admired. I've mulched deeply now that the cold weather is here. Recommend this, it's a stunning colour, also lasts well in the vase.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Mike

Plants healthy and responded well when planted in my raised border

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Chris

The plant has developed very nicely and look forward to seeing it flourish next year

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Malcolm

The plant was an excellent specimen, it was well packaged and the service was first class.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by David

Grew excellent plants tall plants, great colour

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Linda

Good healthy plant delivered and is presently still in flower . The service,packaging and delivery are always first class.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mrs Chapman

All three purple alstromerias arrived in good order and thrived well in pots - one being planted in a proper planter - the other two eventually being planted into the garden. The one in the planter has done really well as did the two in the garden all producing lovely blooms. However, just lately on the the 'garden' ones has begun to look unwell and I think will not survive. So overall, very pleased - lovely colour and producing good blooms - just a shame about the one that I think will no do and I have no idea why as they have all been treated the same.