Alstroemeria 'Brissac'
Alstroemeria 'Brissac'
Alstroemeria 'Brissac'
Alstroemeria 'Brissac'

Alstroemeria 'Brissac'

"Peruvian lily"

Alstroemeria 'Brissac'

1 bare root — £7.43

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Description

Bathe summer borders in the gentle glow of this exquisite Peruvian lily, Alstroemeria 'Brissac'. Sunset shades of coral pink and orange contrast with a dazzling flash of gold that radiates from the centre of each bloom. The stems are cloaked from top to bottom in slender green leaves, each topped with orchid-like flowers which start in June and often last well into autumn. Alstroemeria are much-loved florists’ blooms, making legendary cut-flowers. The garden-worthy variety 'Brissac' has been bred for a compact habit. The shorter stems make it well suited to containers or planting in groups towards the front of borders. 

With South American origins and exotic good looks, you could be fooled into thinking that Alstroemeria 'Brissac' needs careful cossetting. However, this resilient beauty is tougher than it looks, tolerating temperatures down to -15°C once established! Peruvian lilies are always at their best in a sheltered, sunny spot on well-drained soil where they flower enthusiastically for many months each summer. 

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Alstroemeria MAJESTIC 'Brissac'® (Garden Series)

  • Flower colour

    Coral, salmon

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full shade
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Alstroemeria 'Brissac' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Peruvian lily" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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