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.
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.’
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 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.