Alstroemeria 'Claire'
Alstroemeria 'Claire'
Alstroemeria 'Claire'
Alstroemeria 'Claire'

Alstroemeria 'Claire'

"Dwarf Peruvian lily"

Alstroemeria 'Claire'

1 bare root — £9.90

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Description

Sometimes simplicity is the key to elegance, and the pure white petals of Alstroemeria 'Claire' are testament to this. The delicate, finely ruffled blooms feature just the subtlest of markings, charmingly adorned with pale lime tinge and lemon blush—it’s tasteful, chic perfection! Like most Peruvian lilies, these make excellent cut flowers and this variety has the added bonus of an exceptionally generous flowering season. From June through to the first frosts, the crisp white blooms of Alstroemeria Colorita® 'Claire' will make excellent cutting material which will be a highlight in summer and autumn indoor arrangements or even wedding bouquets. 

The Colorita® series of Alstroemeria are known for being densely branched and compact, so these pretty perennials should not need any staking and their neat form lends itself well to use in containers. Alstroemeria 'Claire' will grow happily in full sun to partial shade, but bear in mind that the shadier the spot, the fewer flowers will appear. The sunnier the better! Regular deadheading will promote more flowers to form, but interestingly, rather than snipping off the flowerhead, cutting the whole stem at the base is recommended as this will trigger the growth of new stems for a full, bushy plant. 

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 Colorita® 'Claire'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • 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 the Alstroemeria 'Claire' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting

    • Plant your "Dwarf 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. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • 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 until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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