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‘Tangerine Tango’ to jazz up gardens

Alstroemeria 'Tangerine Tango'

Alstroemeria 'Tangerine Tango'

From a January 6 Cornell Chronicle article:

“Creating a fruit salad for the eyes, Cornell has developed — and patented — a new ornamental flower.

Alstroemeria ‘Tangerine Tango’ is a new, winter-hardy Inca lily with vivid orange petals, intense lemon-yellow highlights, little flecks of brown and a hint of lime tint. The plants begin to flower in June and shoot new stems for months until the first freeze of fall.

“When cut, these flowers will last two weeks in a vase.

“Developed by Mark Bridgen, Cornell professor of horticulture and director of the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead, N.Y., the hybrid is the second ornamental plant patented by the Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization. The first was ‘Mauve Majesty’ — another Inca lily — two years ago.”

‘Tangerine Tango’ is hardy to Zone 5 and available through nurseries and mail order companies including White Flower Farm, Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, McClure and Zimmerman Bulbs, and Roots and Rhizomes.

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