HAVE quite a few diferent alstroemerias and several have flowers
at ground level - not much good for picking! I wonder if you are
able to tell me what I can do to get them to have longer stems?
alstroemerias might not be growing tall because of a lack of light,
or prehaps they are suffering from spray drift, which can cause
stunted growth and excess foliage growth. In recent years, a number
of new alstroemerias have also been released which have been bred
to remain compact - no amount of feeding will make these grow suitable
stems for picking.
Gardener, Issue 106, 2002, Page 24
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.