• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Alstroemeria Inticancha Dark Purple = 'Tesdarklin' (PBR) (Inticancha Series)

Peruvian lily [Inticancha Dark Purple]

Peruvian lily [Inticancha Dark Purple]

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  • Other common names Peruvian lily [Inticancha Dark Purple]

  • Synonyms Alstroemeria Inticancha Dark Purple

  • Family Alstroemeriaceae

  • Genus 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

  • Details Inticancha Dark Purple is a clump-forming perennial, to 30cm high, with strap-like, alternating leaves along the stem. Terminal clusters of flowers appear from summer through into autumn, in rich shades of dark maroon and dark purple with even darker purple veining and speckling across the petals

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity Contact may cause skin allergies

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation 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

Propagation Propagate by division in autumn or very early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Wall-side Borders Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens

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

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