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New hardy Alstroemeria Majestic Series

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Alstroemeria Majestic Montsoreau. Picture; Woolmans
Alstroemeria Majestic Montsoreau. Picture; Woolmans

Exotic beauties hardy to -20°C

With its exotic good looks, Alstroemeria is ideal for bringing a touch of the tropics to your garden – and now you can, with five new varieties hardy to -20°C.

Woolmans has introduced the Majestic Series, bred for UK garden performance. Plants produce extra-large flowers, vibrantly coloured and mottled with intricate markings on tall, strong stems which don’t need support, from early to late summer.

The company’s Tom Stimpson said: “The company trialled a selection of plants last summer and were thrilled to discover some still flowering towards the end of November.

Known for hardiness

“This series is known to be especially hardy – if planted in well-drained soil and mulched heavily over winter they will survive incredibly low temperatures, down to -20°C has been known.”

Bred for borders or containers, plants reach up to 70cm tall. You’ll know the flowers from supermarket bunches and it’s no wonder – as they last for weeks in a vase.

Five varieties are on offer – Authion, Layon, Mazé, Montsoreau and Tiercé, supplied in 9cm pots, costing £7.95 each. A collection of all five varieties costs £29.75, saving £10, despatched from mid-May.

To order Woolmans Chrysanthemum and Ornamental Plant Catalogue 2018, visit www.woolmans.com, telephone 0845 658 9137 or write to Woolmans, Gazeley Road, Kentford, Suffolk, CB8 7QB.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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