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Alstroemeria 'Apollo' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin allergies

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Brown, White and Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Peruvian lily 'Apollo'

Family

Alstroemeriaceae


Alstroemeria are fleshy rooted herbaceous perennials forming spreading clumps of erect stems bearing narrowly lance-shaped leaves, with umbels of showy funnel-shaped flowers in summer

'Apollo' is a perennial to 1m in height, with lance-shaped leaves and ivory-white flowers streaked with dark brown and flushed deep yellow within

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing, West-facing or North-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade. Young plants best left undisturbed to form clumps, mulch for the first two winters.

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk, Sand or Clay

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or very early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Cut Flowers


How to care

Pruning

Pull stems up after flowering, leaving tubers in ground

Pests

May be damaged by slugs

Diseases

Generally disease free but a virus may be a problem