Lily of the Incas –
Beautifully spotted and marked lily-like flowers with deep, thick roots. Each trumpet-shaped flower is an inch or two in diameter. Plant in well-drained soil.
Compact, tidy growth habit, maintains a full shape (no splitting!) and has uniform flowering. Likes to grow in semi-shade. Dead head by pulling the flowers stems gently from the bottom of the plant, the resulting ‘wound’ then initiates new flowers. Flowers May-October.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Lily of the Incas
Inticancha Indian Summer
Plant alstroemerias in a sheltered site, in part shade or full sun, any time between May and August in good soil. All alstroemerias like good living, so give them plenty of organic matter at their roots. If watered regularly they will thrive; add a slow-release fertiliser in the spring.
All the taller forms need staking, or they will collapse in the wind or rain. Pick (or deadhead) them regularly and you’ll get successional waves of flowers. The best way to do this is to pull each sten from near the base, like rhubarb. That leaves plenty of room for the next wave to come through which – in some varieties – grow taller than the previous generation.
Chrysanthemum – By the time alstroemeria flowers fade, chrysanthemums will begin to take over the spotlight with their mounds of fall color.
Salvia – The deep blue of May Night salvia creates a stunning combination with the yellow, orange, and salmon shades of alstroemeria. It also combines well with pink and lavender tones.