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Alstroemeria 'Hawera'

Alstroemeria 'Hawera'



About this cultivar:

Alstroemeria 'Hawera' provides amazing apricot flowers on a shorter, bushier, plant. Hawera means “the burnt place” or “breath of fire” in Maori. Hawera is also the second-largest town in the Taranaki region of New Zealand's North Island, I'm guessing those facts say something of its origin! Either way, a great plant.

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil - grows well in Ballyrobert!
  • Flowers: June, July, August, September
  • Other features: Cut Flowers or Dried Flowers
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy - grows well in Ballyrobert!
  • Habit: Bushy, Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 30 - 60 cm (1 - 2 ft)
  • Spread: 30 - 60 cm (1 - 2 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Yellow, green
  • Goes well with: Roses. Try by a fence.

    About this genus:

    Alstroemeria, also know as Peruvian lily, are one of gardening's best kept secrets. They are fleshy rooted herbaceous perennials forming spreading clumps of erect stems bearing narrowly lance-shaped leaves, with umbels of showy funnel-shaped flowers in summer. You may be under the impression they are hard work and not hardy. Well, this is not true - not with the cultivars we have trialed. We have found that some cultivars are tough as nails and often flower from June to November! They are also great as a cut flower - which, along with the long flowering time, might explain their dominance of that industry.

    They tolerate a wide range of soils and will grow almost anywhere that is not in total shade. If you think your garden is a bit exposed then plant Alstroemeria next to other bushy plants so they support each other. Looks great with rose bushes or by a fence.

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