Alstroemeria Princess Lilies
Three new Princess Lilies will be joining the collection in July 2017!
Princess Lilies lead the world for performance, colour choice and finished plant quality. You just can't buy better. Originally from South America, these plants are surprisingly hardy in Aussie climates. They have a rhizome root structure which means they store nutrients and moisture underneath the soil. Prolonged dry spells aren't a problem and the plant stands up surprisingly well. All Princess Lilies are grown from elite quality tissue cultures for optimum performance.
Alstroemeria have a compact, mounding habit and flower profusely thoughout Spring and Autumn, however, depending on climate can flower up to nine months of the year. Use a general purpose, controlled release fertiliser in autumn and again in spring, can also be supplemented with an occasional liquid feed. They like a sunny position but are best kept out of hot summer sun. They enjoy free draining, organically rich soil, try using compost to enrich the soil. Mulching around the root structure is highly beneficial and remember to use a pot that is around 30cm in diametre and potting mix that bears the Australian Standards mark.
Height: to 30cm
Width: to 40cm
Planting: Plant in full or part sun position with well drained soils. They make a beautiful border, colourful garden statement or are wonderful in larger pots (25cm-30cm). For borders, space at approximately 25cm intervals.
Watering: Alstroemeria are surprisingly drought hardy, however, extra irrigation at the time of flower bud formation will benefit flowering performance. It’s best to keep the plant moist in dry conditions to encourage new growth, especially when planted in pots. Mulching suggested.
Fertiliser: Feed in autumn and spring with a controlled release fertiliser to promote good plant health and promote flowering.
Pruning: No pruning as such! Snap off old, spent stems simply by grasping the base of the stem and twisting it away from the rhizome which will later produce a new shoot.
Pests and Diseases: Alstroemeria don’t have any major problems here but you may see aphids, thrips or caterpillars. Your plant specialist can recommend a treatment.
Check the PBR status of each variety prior to commercial activities.
|Tolerances||Coastal - Salt tolerant, Drought tolerant, Light frost tolerant|
|Use||Border, Cut flower, Garden, Hanging basket, Landscape, Pots & tubs|
|Position||Full sun, Part shade|
|PBR Status||PBR Protected|
|Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infingement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act, 1994.|