Alstroemeria 'Tamara'
Alstroemeria 'Tamara'

Alstroemeria 'Tamara'

"Dwarf Peruvian lily"

Alstroemeria 'Tamara'

1 bare root — £9.90

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Description

Inject some seriously punchy colour into your summer planting scheme with Alstroemeria 'Tamara'. Intense violet blooms, freckled with black spots and splashed with white, provides a feast for the eyes with riotous colour. If you like growing your own cut flowers, you’ll know that Alstroemeria is a real florists’ favourite. Whilst this boho beauty typically has short stems, it makes a pretty little posy which is bound to bring you a bucket-load of happiness. The stems of Alstroemeria 'Tamara' each bear multiple flowers and, remaining compact, this Peruvian lily isn’t prone to flailing or flopping in the breeze.  

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. Plant Alstroemeria Colorita® 'Tamara' at the front of a border or in containers in a sunny part of the garden for best results. Given a little winter protection, this perennial will grow back every year, each time with more flower stems as the clump gradually grows. You can look forward to a long-lasting display of blooms which lasts for an impressively long time, typically from mid-summer right through to early autumn!

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® 'Tamara'

  • Flower colour

    Violet, purple

  • 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 'Tamara' 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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