Alstroemeria 'Paola'
Alstroemeria 'Paola'
Alstroemeria 'Paola'
Alstroemeria 'Paola'
Alstroemeria 'Paola'
Alstroemeria 'Paola'

Alstroemeria 'Paola'

"Dwarf Peruvian lily"

Alstroemeria 'Paola'

1 bare root — £9.90

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Description

Invite this carnival queen to the plant party to liven up your planting scheme with fun, flashy flowers! Alstroemeria 'Paola' is dressed to impress with those daring pink and yellow petals. A golden radiance illuminates the centre of each bloom, overlaid with inky dashes of dark magenta that give each flower a hand-painted appearance. Alstroemeria 'Paola' keeps the spirit alive with a continuous display from late June to October, delivering a summer-long festival of colour. At just 20-30cm tall, this dwarf Peruvian lily can frolic through the front of sunny borders and works just as well in patio pots. Being compact in size, this plant naturally stays sturdy even in more exposed areas.  

The exotic blooms of Alstroemeria Colorita® 'Paola' make glamorous cut flowers with a particularly good vase-life. The stems are short in length but they make a cute little bunch which makes a surprisingly big impact. This fuss-free perennial forms a neat clump over time, each year returning slightly larger. Dwarf Peruvian lilies like Alstroemeria 'Paola' are very easy to care for, requiring virtually no maintenance except a quick trim of the old stems in autumn. Although not the hardiest of its kind, this perennial will happily tolerate temperatures to -5°C, thriving in a sheltered, sunny position with well-drained soil.

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® 'Paola'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, yellow

  • 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 'Paola' 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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