Alstroemeria hybrid ‘Tricolor’
Gifted to us years ago by Master Gardener Liz Youngflesh, this is by far my favorite tough, looong-lived and EASY to grow Alstroemeria! First off, it blooms for an incredibly long time – from May thru Fall here in the Bay Area – offering up an endless supply of long-lasting cut flowers. Second, the blooms are extra-large– at least 2.5” across and delectably spotted and striped in pink, white, cherry and gold. Most of all, I prefer these taller-stemmed Alstroemerias, which are not easy to find nowadays (replaced by dwarf varieties) and are much more outstanding in a garden and, of course, more becoming in a vase. Spreading by rhizomes to make a dense patch 3’ tall and 3-4’ across, grow in composty soil for most audacious show. Super in big containers. Deciduous, does not self-sow.