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Alstroemeria 'Coronet' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conservatory/Greenhouse or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin allergies

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Brown, Pink and Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Peruvian lily 'Coronet'

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

'Coronet' is a robust herbaceous perennial to 1.4m tall, with mid-green lance-shaped leaves and terminal clusters of salmon-pink flowers with a brown-streaked yellow flare on the upper petals

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-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
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or very early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden or Flower borders and beds


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