Pick a bouquet a week – and the flowers still keep coming!

Pick a bouquet a week – and the flowers still keep coming!

There’s a great deal of excitement at Thompson & Morgan, one of the UK’s largest mail order seed and
plant companies. And it’s all about some very unusual plants!

We’ve all seen bunches of alstroemeria (or Peruvian tree lilies) in florists and supermarkets, but this new 3 variety mix is very different. Thompson & Morgan has specially selected 3 distinctively bicoloured, long-stemmed and vigorous varieties which were originally grown exclusively for the cut flower industry and were not until now available to the home gardener.

alstromeria tree lily

Kelly, from the Design Team being creative with these wonderful bouquet flowers

The long, strong stems are extremely ‘upwardly mobile’ and ‘knit’ together to form a fabulous column of colour from June to November, with plants typically producing in excess of 30-40 flower stems each. You really can pick a bouquet of beautiful, florist-quality alstroemeria blooms each week throughout the summer and the plants will just keep churning out more.

T&M’s new product development manager, Michael Perry says, ‘These alstroemeria are 4 feet taller than any others we’ve seen! They are very unusual varieties which are rarely available. We’re thrilled to be able to offer them.’

He is urging gardeners to grow some for themselves. ‘Get them going up a frame or obelisk in a pot on the
patio, up a fence at the back of a border or up the side of a fence – they’ll get taller and more colourful by the day.’

alstromeria tree lily

A fantastic array of colours and shades

These commercial-quality, premium plants are now available to gardeners who will be pleased to hear that they are all hardy varieties which will successfully overwinter and produce even more flower stems in their second year.

Rebecca Tute
Rebecca works in the Marketing department as part of the busy web team, focusing on updating the UK news and blog pages and Thompson & Morgan’s international website. Rebecca enjoys gardening and learning about flowers and growing vegetables with her young daughter.

7 Comments

  1. I’ve bought them last year and they flowered throughout the winter (since it’s mild). So far I have only two colours flowered (pink and white) and waiting for the other one to flower. They are big blossoms and worth the money.
    Well done T&M

    Best wishes,
    Elango

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  2. Hi Rebecca,
    Well done for convincing the cut flower guys to release a few more of their fantastic Alstroemeria plants ! No mean feat.

    I grow over ninety different cultivars and if ever more are forthcoming I will certainly buy them,

    cheers John

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    • Rebecca Tute

      Thanks John! Wow, growing that many must keep you busy! Kind regards, Rebecca.

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  3. I have bought several bulbs to grow these lovely flowers but been very unsuccessful can you tell me what might be the reason.

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    • Rebecca Tute

      Dear Sandra, I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had disappointing results. I’ll ask a customer care agent to contact you with more information. Best wishes, Rebecca

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  4. Amazing. Always wonder whether something like this will actually grow like the picture. was only on here for competition but am fascinated with the plants.

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    • Rebecca Tute

      They really are stunning!

      Reply

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