Monday, 2 April 2018

Alstroemeria isabellana

Bomarea boliviensis or Alstroemeria isabellana
There seems to be some confusion about the name of this. Some seem to think it’s really Bomarea boliviensis. The seeds of mine are definitely like Alstroemeria anyway – without the orange coat of Bomarea seeds. Either way it’s a terrific herbaceous perennial – not climbing, making upright to arching glaucous leafy shoots, and umbels of unusually coloured tubular flowers.
Bomarea boliviensis or Alstroemeria isabellana
Like many in this family, the deep roots mean that it is surprisingly hardy as long as well-drained.
£10



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