1 x 9cm plant 511132-1 £11.95 Delivery early May
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Sumptuous, dusky crimson alstroemeria. Unique and rare.

Genus Alstroemeria
Variety Royal Velvet
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 'Royal Velvet' 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 Caroline

I was away when you delivered the purchase, but followed the planting instructions on my return, and am now reaping the rewards of this very very beautiful and stunning coloured Alstroemeria.

One very happy customer, thank you.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Angela

Excellent service keeping me well informed on my order status. All produce /plants,seeds ,bulbs and gifts all of excellent quality .

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Chris

A lovely colour, plant growing very well in border and look forward to seeing it flourish next year

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Nicola

Good quality plants which have done very well in the garden this year. Plants always well packed and in good condition on arrival but I’d like to see less plastic packaging being used wherever possible.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Susan

Strong plant...growing on in a patio planter; beautiful dark pink/maroon coloured petals

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Carole

good healthy plant, arrived well wrapped and delivered upright. Still in pot as have had 2nd thoughts on where I intended to plant it.