ALSTROEMERIA 'Lire' (Garden Series)

Part shade
Reasonable soil
Pot Size


Height x Spread:  70cm x 50cm

With its exotic combination of cardinal red flowers with bold yellow stripes and lush glossy green foliage, 'Majestic Lire' cannot fail to catch the eye.  From mid summer into autumn it puts on a firecracker of a floral display, with successive blooms encouraged by the careful removal of faded stems by pulling them gently at their base.

Perfect for a 'hot' themed border, bridging the difficult August gap when earlier flowering perennials have finished, it also mixes well with soft lilacs and pinks for a cooler combination.  Make room for them too in your cutting garden as the blooms last well in water and their long stems add useful height in arrangements.  Thriving in part shade in a moist but free draining soil, after planting it needs to be mulched for two winters in colder areas to establish itself successfully.