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Alstroemeria 'Summer Pepper'

Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria 'Tessumpep'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Striking red flowers

Easy to grow

Flowers for months on end

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Funnel-shaped, silky blooms in a rich red with contrasting yellow blotches at the throat and black speckling. Alstroemeria 'Summer Pepper' looks wildly exotic but is a cinch to grow. One of the longest flowering perennials you can find, Alstroemerias produce an inexhaustible display of flowers from June until the first frosts of October. This versatile plant is tall enough to jostle alongside other mid-border perennials or plant it into a patio container and provide a little support. The long stems of tropical blooms are also perfect for summer bouquets – just keep picking them and more will be produced.  

Height: 70cm (28in). Spread: 50cm (20in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

 

Height Up to 70cm (28in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Perennial

full sunsun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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1 Jumbo Plug Plant (KC9523)
3 Jumbo Plug Plants (KC9524)

Pot up Alstroemeria plants and grow them on in frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors and all risk of frost has passed. Alstroemerias perform best in a sunny, sheltered spot in a rich, free-draining soil that contains lots of organic matter. A weekly feed with a high-potassium feed such as tomato food will encourage prolific blooming, while removing each stem after the flowers have faded will prolong the flowering season. Tall stems may benefit from staking or support to prevent wind damage. Will survive temperatures down to around minus 5c but not much lower. Apply an autumn mulch if in a border, or if in a container, move to a frost-free spot over winter.
Throughout the growing season, water Peruvian lilies regularly and feed container grown plants each month. When picking alstroemeria pluck the flowers rather than cutting as plucking stimulates the rhizome encourage further growth. In autumn, cut back the old Alstroemeria flower stems and apply a dry mulch of chipped bark or straw to the base of the plant to protect it from cold winter weather. Alstroemeria prefers to be left undisturbed but can be divided in autumn or spring if clumps become overcrowded. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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