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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
Peruvian lily 'Red Elf'
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
'Red Elf' is a herbaceous perennial with mid-green, lance-shaped leaves and terminal clusters of vibrant red flowers on 90cm stems. The inner upper petals have an orange flash and black streaks
Toxicity Contact may cause skin allergies. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade. Young plants are best left undisturbed to form clumps; mulch for the first two winters
Propagate by division in autumn or very early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pull stems up after flowering, leaving tubers in ground
Pests May be damaged by slugs
Generally disease free but a virus may be a problem
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