Highly esteemed for furnishing slews of enticing cut flowers from Spring thru Fall, thankfully Alstroemerias are simple to grow. And we much prefer these tall, more gardenworthy varieties to the newer short ones you often see at garden centers. Gorgeous, extra-large 2.5” flaring fuchsia blooms presenting speckled golden throats are held 8-10 to a cluster atop abundant, upright  3-4’ stems (great for cutting, lasting 2 weeks in a vase). Spreading to 3-4’ across, they’re easily divided and shared with covetous friends. Clayish tolerant, they love compost-enhanced, well-drained soil, so do mix some in. Can be grown in large (20+ gal) containers, too. Cut to the ground in Fall, they’ll return with vigor in Spring. Deciduous. Does not self-sow! Sun/Part sun (hotter areas).

Curious Plantsman

Avg/Low Water

USDA zones 7-10