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Alstroemeria ‘Spitfire’ (Peruvian lily). This cultivar has dark green leaves with cream-yellow edges, above which many funnel shaped flowers are held on multi-stemmed sprays. The outer petals are brick red and the inner petals have orange-red tips and bright yellow centres and the whole of the inner petals are covered in dark brown flecks.
Frost hardy, but in very cold winters protect by covering dormant tubers with dry bracken or loose peat. Needs a well drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site.
Flowers last well when used for floral arrangements. Borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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