SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR THIS SEASON. Is this the perfect alstroemeria? Indian Summer stays compact so the burgundy coloured stems bearing the chocolatey bronze tinted foliage don’t need supporting, and the clusters of trumpet shaped flowers - coppery to burnt orange and golden yellow with dark streaks - are not just gorgeous in themselves but are produced in such profusion and over such a long period that the whole show just defies belief. So, to answer the question…..yes. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil 24 in. 2 litre pot.

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Alstroemeria Indian Summer has been around for a few years now, but all of a sudden is garnering attention, and for good reason, as it is a plant that makes a stunning specimen, whether in the ground or displayed in a patio pot. We have it as the latter option and we have been hugely impressed by its flower power - it was flowering pretty much into the depths of winter for us, having started in midsummer - and its resilience. The sturdy stems - and one plant produces a lot of stems! - don’t need to be staked, and Indian Summer seems to be perfectly hardy, with fresh new shoots popping up in spring to replace the previous year’s growth that has died back.

Indian Summer is in fact but one of the Summer Paradise series of alstroemeria, which numbers around ten named varieties, with a few oddly not including the word summer in their name and one very strangely indeed called Summer Relieve. We shall delve no further.

Not much care is need but, as with most long-flowering plants, a bit of deadheading can be a good idea. Now deadheading alstroemeria is a slightly different task than with most other plants, as you will learn in the video below.

Alstroemeria Indian Summer is a hardy perennial with bronze foliage and orange and yellow trumpet-shaped flowers in summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.

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