Alstroemeria ‘Orange King’

£5.75£8.50 Inc Tax

Important Delivery Information

Please note: dispatch is from the beginning of March.

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Product Description

Alstroemeria ‘Orange King’

Alstroemeria or ‘Peruvian lily’ are easy to grow bulbous roots and ‘Orange King’ is a good example. Another great Alstroemeria variety in your border or planters and for cutting and enjoying the flowers in the house.

Flower Colour: Orange
Flowering Time: June-September
Height: 75cm/30″
Planting time: March-April
Position: Sunny/part shade
Soil type: Well drained
Planting depth: 10cm/4″
Spacing: 25cm/10″
Sold as: Bulbous root

Please note: you can buy your bulbs now but dispatch is from the beginning of March!

Care Information

  • Alstroemeria can be grown in borders, pots and planters.
  • Can be grown in most soils as long as it is not in soggy, damp conditions.
  • Position it in a sheltered sunny part of the garden.
  • Ideally planted/potted from the middle of march until June but can be planted as late as August.
  • Once planted it usually takes the first season to root in and a couple of seasons for it to flower profusely.
  • Cut down or better pull the flower stems before the winter.
  • Although a hardy perennial it is advisable to mulch over the winter period.
  • Best to pull the stems if you want to use it as a cut flower rather than cutting. This will create space for the plant to expand underground.
  • Divide every 2-3 years for which March and April are good months.