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New hardy Alstroemeria Majestic Series

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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