Welcome to Alstroemeria Select
The homepage of Philip Tivey & Son
We specialise in growing and supplying alstroemeria plants to the public.
Alstroemerias (sometimes called Peruvian Lilies) are very versatile plants and will grow in different situations.
Tall alstroemerias are good for the back of the border or for allotment growing and will provide a continuous supply of cut flowers throughout the summer months.
"Inca" alstroemerias are slightly shorter but will also give long enough stems for cut flowers, good for borders they will also thrive in large containers.
Shorter varieties such as "Princess" alstroemeria (sometimes called Princess Lilies), "Inticancha" alstroemeria and "Little Miss" alstroemeria, are ideal for the front of the border, or for growing in patio containers.
All varieties will flower from may through to the first frosts of autumn and will benefit from the use of a free draining medium.
Myself and my wife Linda like to provide friendly service for our customers hence our continued presence at flower shows throughout the country and we will not hesitate to give advice when asked.
Any alstroemeria plants we sell at shows or via mail order will be accompanied by full growing instructions.
Some companies sell loose alstroemeria roots (rhizomes), we never do this as the results can be unpredictable, our plants are well rooted in 9cm pots, the result of micro propagation, and as such normally travel well and race away when planted.
The alstroemeria plants we sell are named hybrid alstroemeria, the result of very selective breeding and not ligtu hybrids which are inferior seed raised types.
Due to location, the current nursery is not open to the public but people can collect plants from us by prior arrangement, we can also bring plants for collection to any show we are attending.