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New Alstroemeria, Dahlia and Salvia from Thompson & Morgan

Alstroemeria Times Valley. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Alstroemeria Times Valley. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

Bursts of colour to brighten borders and pots

Five new plants have been unveiled by Thompson & Morgan for its Spring 2020 range.

Alstroemeria Summer Paradise Series

First up is a trio of Alstroemeria in the new Summer Paradise Series – Holiday Valley, Spring Valley and Times Valley – have a neat, compact habit.

Their exotic-looking blooms are tougher than they look, able to cope with temperatures down to -15°C.

They are perfect for the front of borders and patio pots and they make fabulous, long-lasting cut flowers.

Salvia Strawberry Lake

Exclusive to Thompson & Morgan’s Spring 2020 range is a new ornamental sage, Salvia Strawberry Lake.

It’s a versatile perennial which makes a superb patio plant, flowering from late summer into autumn on attractive, mounding foliage. Bees and butterflies absolutely love the ruby-red, open-mouthed flowers.

Dahlia Tropical Breeze. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Dahlia Tropical Breeze. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

Dahlia Tropical Breeze

Also new is Dahlia Tropical Breeze with large, uniform blooms for a bedding variety, flowering freely from late May to October.

The vigorous plants are neat, bushy and well-branched and show good tolerance to mildew. Like all dahlias, Tropical Breeze makes a striking cut flower.

Peter Freeman, Thompson & Morgan’s product development manager, said: “We were so impressed with the Alstroemerias in trials – we think our customers are going to love the way they grow so neatly. Of course, the fact that they are so hardy is a great bonus!”

For more details, visit www.thompson-morgan.com.

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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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