Alstroemeria umbellata

Alstroemeria umbellata

Some Alstroemeria species can be a little frost tender, but this can be managed by insulating the roots with mulch. However, most are easily grown in any sunny position with moderately fertile well-drained soil that can be kept moist during the flowering season.

Care should be exercised when handling cut stems, as the sap can cause skin irritations.

The genus was named by Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778) to honor his close friend, Claus von Alstroemer, a Swedish baron.

Distribution:
Central Chile and Argentina

Description:
A low growing with leaves somewhat fleshy with a bluish tone and the pink flowers are grouped in large umbelliform inflorescences.

Availability:
Limited number will available from the nursery in 2017