Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
Aspect:
South facing, west facing

Soil

Acidic / Chalky / Alkaline / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Peruvian lilies, Alstroemeria, are among the most showy of perennials, with their spectacular large, brightly streaked flowers.

Alstroemeria ‘Adele’ produces striking bright red flowers with beautiful speckled inner petals, from mid to late summer. It's superb planted in groups along a path edge, or grouped informally in a sheltered sunny border. Its long flowering period throughout the summer season provides an eye-catching display.

In colder regions plant alstromerias at the base of a south facing wall. Stake them so they don’t collapse in the wind or rain, and keep picking the flowers for cutting, or deadheading – pull from the root and they will continue to flower for months. Not fully hardy, mulch for the first two winters to protect the rootball.

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Alstroemeria ‘Adele’ and wildlife

Alstroemeria ‘Adele’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Alstroemeria ‘Adele’ poisonous?

Alstroemeria ‘Adele’ has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
Plants that go well with Alstroemeria 'Adele'