Follow Anne’s advice to overwinter alstroemeria
Despite our damp climate, heavy soil and a few alstroemeria fatalities where I live in East Devon, I’m still determined to succeed with lovely hybrids like ‘Indian Summer’ and beautifully marked ‘Cindy’.
A new tactic is called for and I’m going to treat these Peruvian lilies rather as we do agapanthus.
Varieties new to the garden will remain in containers initially, moved under unheated glass for winter where watering is easier to control. They’ll be kept just moist and insulated by fleece if necessary.
Once they’ve filled their container, they’ll be divided in early spring or autumn. Some can go back in the (cleaned) pot and the rest in the garden to see how they fare.
Alstroemeria ‘indian summer’ Alstroemeria ‘cindy’