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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.
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Other common names
Alstroemeria aurantiaca Alstroemeria aurea orange
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
A. aurea is one of the hardiest of the genus, with yellow or orange-yellow flowers, patterned with brown dots, in June-July . It spreads vigorously, but the roots are brittle so care is needed when transplanting. Many selections and hybrids are now available in a large range of colours. Pulling, rather than cutting, stems for cut flowers will encourage repeat flowering
Toxicity Contact may cause skin allergies
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
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant tubers 20cm deep (8in) deep in late summer or early autumn. Protect roots in winter with a dry mulch for the first two winters in frost prone areas. In an alpine house, grow in a mix of loam, leaf mould and sharp sand. In the growing season, apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly and water sparingly in winter
Propagate by division in autumn or very early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders Cut Flowers Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back stems and foliage at the end of the growing season as it dies away for the winter
Pests Slugs and snails may damage plants. Glasshouse red spider mite may be troublesome under glass
A virus disease may affect alstroemerias
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